Southeast

Research station building reflects North Carolina investment in sweet potatoes

At first glance, the new building at the Horticultural Crops Research Station may not seem that remarkable. It’s a light beige metal building. 60 feet wide. 100 feet long. It’s distinguished by its reddish-maroon trim.... more »

J&J Family of Farms launches new facility, expands grower network

J&J Family of Farms, a Florida-based  grower, packer and shipper of field-grown vegetable commodities and value-added produce, announced April 1 strategic infrastructure investments and new grower relationships that further expand its capacity to deliver premium quality... more »

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 »

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