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LSU breeder LaBonte sets the sweet potato standard

With each new variety from the Louisiana State University (LSU) AgCenter sweet potato program, plant breeder Don LaBonte raises the bar for subsequent releases. For an advanced line to be considered for commercialization, it must... more »

Tips for managing common pumpkin pests

With pumpkin season kicking off, Univeristy of Arkansas Extension Specialist Aaron Cato is sharing recommendations for managing common pumpkin pests. In addition to the recommendations below, please consult the Southeastern Vegetable IPM Handbook for more... more »

Viva Fresh calls for participants in Clean Eating Challenge

The Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) is seeking participants for next year's Clean Eating Challenge. This year, 11 participants completed the  third annual Viva Fresh Clean Eating Challenge which culminated at April’s Viva Fresh Expo... more »

TX1015 Sweet Onions hosts inaugural restaurant week in Rio Grande Valley

The Texas 1015 Sweet Onion marketing campaign wrapped up the inaugural TX1015 Sweet Onion Restaurant week promotion on May 8. The historic marketing campaign, currently in its second year, was focused directly on Texas consumers... more »

South Texas Onion Committee looking for new members

The South Texas Onion Committee is encouraging producer and handler nominees for two grower districts. The districts are Districts 1, which represents the Coastal Bend + Rio Grande Valley region, and District 2, the Uvalde-Winter... more »

TIPA members donate food to needy north Texans

Members of the Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) are working to help needy north Texans improve their diets through a food bank donation. As part of TIPA’s healthy eating campaign, the organization partnered with North... more »

Resolution of trade flow at US-Mexico border urged by IFPA

The International Fresh Produce Association is encouraged by recent announcements that some of the border crossings in Texas have been reopened, the organization said in an April 14 news release. "While this action is positive,... more »

Grower-shipper to host Viva Fresh podcast

A grower-shipper’s podcast will be hosted live at this year’s Viva Fresh Expo on April 23. The Fresh CrEd podcast, featuring Craig Slate and Ed Bertaud of Rio Rico, Arizona’s SunFed, will be onsite performing... more »

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LSU breeder LaBonte sets the sweet potato standard

Sustainability key to Terranova’s success

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Combining cover crops, fall manure boosts both

Creating a brighter future for generations of farmers and consumers alike

EXPO to highlight issues facing vegetable growers

FDA to test Salinas Valley leafy greens

Regenerative remedies – House Ag Committee hearing

Fine-tuning your market performance

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Small-town virtues, from the ballpark to the classroom

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