Carrots

Researcher plays key role in project aimed at protecting carrot seed crop

Lindsey du Toit has battled pathogens on carrot seed crops for 20 years as a scientist at Washington State University. She is now part of a new $3 million USDA Specialty Crops Research Initiative (SCRI)... more »

Reports say Grimmway Farms purchased by asset managers

Bakersfield, California-based carrots giant Grimmway Farms said Nov. 25 it has reached an agreement to sell to an Indiana conglomerate that focuses on agricultural investments. According to a story by Bakersfield.com, the buyer is Teays... more »

Grimmway Farms donates $5M to establish Cal Poly organic center

Cal Poly is set to change the landscape of organic agriculture with a $5 million donation made to the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences by Grimmway Farms, the global leader in organic produce and... more »

Bolthouse Farms launches line of plant-based carrot innovations

Taking a giant leap toward its long-term vision of "Plants Powering People," Bakersfield, California-based Bolthouse Farms announced Oct. 13 a new line of plant-powered products: Bolthouse Farms Wunderoots, new carrot-based "swaps" featuring Carrot Dogs, Carrot Fettuccine kits and Riced Carrot kits. This launch follows... more »

World’s largest carrot producer exploring sale

Grimmway Farms, headquartered in Bakersfield, California, may be up for sale. A statement issued by the company said, “exciting opportunities to better serve our customers and position the company for the future are being considered.”... more »

Oceana Research Update & Root Crop Virtual Field Day set in Michigan

The Oceana Research Update & Root Crop Virtual Field Day will be held in Michigan on Sept. 16 from 6-8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The free event will be held in an online Zoom format.... more »

Raised beds on fine-textured soils impact marketability

Young growers without a lot of land may not have many choices on where to grow vegetables and may even try to grow carrots on fine-textured soils. Can growing the carrots in raised beds improve... more »

APHIS approves imports of fresh carrots from Republic of Korea

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is authorizing the importation of fresh carrots from the Republic of Korea into the United States. On Nov. 12, 2019, APHIS published a... more »

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