Southeast

Southern States announces new president & CEO, effective July 1

The Southern States Cooperative Inc. Board of Directors announced March 31 that Jeffrey Stroburg, the president and CEO since May 2015, will retire from the cooperative effective June 30, 2021. Steven M. Becraft, the cooperative’s chief... more »

Lipman Family Farms to showcase compostable packaging at event

Immokalee, Florida-based Lipman Family Farms will showcase new compostable clamshell packaging at the Southeast Produce Council’s Southern Exposure conference next week, reinforcing the company’s ongoing commitment to sustainable practices across the supply chain. Carefully curated... more »

Wish Farms cuts the ribbon on its new headquarters

International grower and year-round marketer of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, Wish Farms, recently cut the ribbon on its new headquarters in Plant City, Florida. The ceremony commemorated the official move in to Wish Farms’... more »

Bayer opens Valdosta fruit and vegetable seed distribution center

Bayer Vegetable Seeds announced the recent opening of a new distribution center in Valdosta, Georgia. The center will provide access to Bayer’s Seminis-branded large seed portfolio. “Bayer is fortunate to work directly with our growers... more »

Are hydrogen peroxide products effective fungicides?

From Clemson University Plant Pathologist Tony Keinath. Should products with hydrogen peroxide, alone or combined with peroxyacetic acid, be used like fungicides on vegetables? It’s difficult to give just one answer to this question because... more »

Should your passion for pumpkins include the calabaza?

The calabaza, a specialty pumpkin traditionally used in Caribbean, South and Central American dishes, has a powerhouse of potential that scientists like Geoffrey Meru are looking to crack open. Meru, a vegetable geneticist at the... more »

Georgia sets 2021 ship date for Vidalia onions

The Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Vidalia Onion Committee recently announced that the pack date for the 2021 season is April 19. For the 2021 season, about 10,000... more »

Generation Farms expands onion export to serve Middle East market

Generation Farms, a grower-shipper of conventional as well as organic fruits and vegetables, is expanding its export network to serve markets in the Middle East. Generation Farms is now available to fresh food distributors in... more »

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