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AMS previews expansion of GroupGAP pilot program

At Sept. 15 meeting of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (FVIAC), Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Administrator Anne Alonzo previewed the planned expansion of a pilot program that helps small... more »

Symposium gathers industry, leading researchers to study vegetable grafting

University, government and industry experts will come together to share the latest research findings and techniques on a method whose popularity is rapidly growing and showing promise among U.S. vegetable growers: grafting.The fourth National Vegetable... more »

Germains Seed Technology’s North American Commercial Team continues to grow

Germains Seed Technology announced today the addition of Charles "Charlie" Cain to the role of Sales Account Manager for the North America Horticulture Commercial Team. He will begin work on Sept. 14. Cain holds a... more »

Global Green USA aims to turn waste into assets

Global Green USA, in conjunction with a national grocer with over 1,300 location and members of its national Coalition for Resource Recovery (CoRR), coordinated a pilot that led to the conversion of all cabbage packing... more »

New wash for sanitizing fresh produce

An Agricultural Research Service scientist in Pennsylvania has developed a sanitizing wash formulated with natural compounds that could reduce the number of foodborne illnesses caused each year by Escherichia coli, Salmonella, and Listeria on fresh-cut... more »

Pumpkin and winter squash harvest and storage

Continuing dry conditions throughout the state are hastening the decline of pumpkin vines in many fields. This raises the question of when pumpkins should be cut from the vine, and how best to store them... more »

Great American Media Services announces acquisition of horticulture magazines

Business-to-business publisher and event management company Great American Media Services has announced its acquisition of Scranton Gillette Communications' Horticulture Group, including two magazines, Web properties and two events for the garden retail and greenhouse production... more »

FSMA Preventive Controls rule now final

FDA said the final rule has elements of both the original and supplemental proposals, in addition to new requirements that are the outgrowth of public input received during the comment period for both proposals. For... more »

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