Carrots

Sakata Seed sells carrot program to Illinois Foundation Seeds

Sakata Seed America officially signed an agreement Dec. 3 finalizing the sale of its carrot breeding program to long-standing corporate partner, Illinois Foundation Seeds Inc., or IFSI. IFSI is an independent company delivering leading research,... more »

California Carrot Variety Trial Field Day is Dec. 14

The University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources department is holing a Carrot Variety Trial Field Day on Dec. 14. The event will be held  from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Pacific in Shafter, California at the Grimmway... more »

Michigan carrot producers to vote on program changes

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Director Gary McDowell announced Nov. 22 that Michigan’s carrot producers will have an opportunity to vote on proposed program amendments to the Michigan Carrot Industry Development Program.... more »

Michigan carrot growers to vote on program changes

Michigan carrot growers are scheduled to vote on changes to the Michigan Carrot Industry Development Program. The referendum, conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), will take place between Dec. 6... more »

Some tips to control fungal leaf blights of carrot

Powdery mildew, alternaria and cercospora are three important fungal foliar pathogens that can cause early defoliation in carrots, thus reducing yields and making harvest difficult. Each pathogen produces distinct symptoms. Powdery mildew causes characteristic white, powdery lesions on... more »

Carrot grower-shipper awards annual scholarships to children of employees

Grimmway Farms hosted an outdoor reception June 2 at its headquarters to announce the 2021 recipients of the Grimmway Farms Scholarship Program. The annual program recognizes the superior academic performance of students who have a... more »

For whom the bell grows: A brief history of the Cajun holy trinity

The Cajun “holy trinity” is at the heart of Louisiana cuisine. The union of onions, celery and green bell peppers create the base flavors of gumbo, jambalaya, etouffee and numerous other hearty dishes that have... more »

‘Calcium conundrum’ addressed as carrot growers tackle cavity spot

A quarter of a teaspoon of calcium per acre: all that’s needed to reduce susceptibility to cavity spot in carrots. Yet calcium applications of several times that rate still fail to control the disease. Now... more »

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