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Study: White clay spray mix repels tomato pest

Tomatoes are big business in Florida, the nation’s top producer of the popular fruit, but an insect no bigger than a grain of rice threatens growers’ fields each season. The whitefly prefers the underside of leaves, enjoying a variety... more »

Square Roots opens farm in Kenosha, Wisconsin; expanding in Midwest

Square Roots, a technology company in indoor farming, and Gordon Food Service, a food distributor in North America, announced Jan. 26 the opening of a new climate-controlled, indoor farm in Kenosha, Wisconsin. “Our partnership with... more »

Researcher studies transforming tomatoes with molecular biotechnology

James Duduit, a North Carolina State University horticultural science doctoral student, utilizes molecular biotechnology to transform tomatoes and improve the crop’s resistance to bacterial wilt and other common pathogens. Molecular biotechnology has many crop applications... more »

Several issues impacting California processing-tomato growers

The supply chain's weak links and California's fickle winter weather are clouding the forecast for the state's processing-tomato growers. Aaron Barcellos, a diversified grower in Los Banos, already cut his tomato acreage by more than... more »

California water project deliveries get modest increase from storms

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced Jan. 20 it is increasing the State Water Project allocation to 15% of requested supplies for 2022. Last month, due to low water levels, the Department announced... more »

Viral proteins join forces to lower plants’ defense ‘shields’

New research, led by Washington State University scientists, into how viral proteins interact and can be disabled holds promise to help plants defend themselves against viruses – and ultimately prevent crop losses. The study published... more »

Plenty to sell complete farms directly to partners 

South San Francisco, California-based Plenty Unlimited Inc., an indoor, vertical farming technology company that can grow clean produce year-round, anywhere in the world, announced Jan. 25 it has secured $400 million in a Series E... more »

Stokes Seeds adds Southeast U.S. product development manager

Stokes Seeds has announced the hiring of Eric Zunica as Product Development Manager for the Southeast U.S. region, including North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. In this position, Zunica will be responsible for testing... more »

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Vegetable Growers News January 2022 Issue

Soli Organic thrives at indoor, in-dirt organic growing of herbs, greens

Pure Green Farms’ indoor-outdoor approach works well in broad market

Revolution Farms continues to expand greenhouse operation, providing ‘local’ greens to Midwesterners

Earthbound Farm ownership returned locally, and Taylor Farms continues to take organic to a higher level

Multiple approaches mitigate labor challenges

Reduced insecticide, IPM programs are key

AppHarvest grows indoors for tomatoes, other produce

Farm market business considerations for 2022, beyond

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Farm, ranch community exudes essence of America

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