Postharvest

AgroFresh Solutions to merge with Paine Schwartz Partners affiliate

AgroFresh Solutions Inc. has entered into a definitive merger agreement with investment funds affiliated with Paine Schwartz Partners, a global leader in sustainable food chain investing. The investment funds will acquire all of AgroFresh’s outstanding... more »

Verdant receives IFPA science award

The International Fresh Produce & Floral Association (IFPA) has recognized Verdant Technologies as an emerging leader in ag tech innovation. At this year’s Global Produce & Floral Show in Orlando, Florida, IFPA awarded its Science... more »

Mid-Atlantic convention features Growing Farmers leader

A grower entrepreneur will be the keynote speaker for the 2023 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention. The show has also released information on its grower-oriented educational sessions. Michael Kilpatrick, who runs the online farmer education... more »

BASF adds West Coast technical field representatives

New technical field representatives have joined BASF Agricultural Solutions' agronomic team. Both additions will cover the California and Arizona regions. Jessica Salmer will cover California’s Central Valley while Jose Cabrera’s... more »

Harvest indicator marks Syngenta’s newest melon release

Syngenta Vegetable Seeds is making IDEAL Melon seed varieties more widely available to U.S. and Central American growers. The new melon is designed to combat inconsistencies in the Harper cantaloupe melon market, according to a... more »

Climate initiative awards $20 million to Elevated Foods

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded up to $20 million to Elevated Foods, allowing it to fast track its efforts to restore and regenerate agricultural lands, while producing more nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables. The... more »

CPS funds 14 new research projects

To help answer the fresh produce industry’s most urgent food safety questions, the Center for Produce Safety (CPS) is funding 14 research projects. Valued at $3.9 million, the projects are designed to answer industry questions... more »

Symposium offers latest in berry health research

While the 9th Biennial Berry Health Benefits Symposium (BHBS) was postponed in 2021 due to COVID-19, berry research on health has continued through the pandemic and will be presented at the event in 2023. The symposium will... more »

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Vegetable Growers News (VGN) May/June 2024 cover image

WSU AI program helps address water scarcity

Platform10 initiative focuses on pest, disease research

Farm market report: Inflation, farm input costs shape farm market prices

Nature’s Reward battles disease, pests through mechanization, biologicals

Fresh Views: Pollinator habitats

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