Vegetables

Walla Walla sweets: Locati Farms counters higher costs, supply shortages

Locati Farms, a Walla Walla, Washington, sweet onion grower, adapts to challenges by changing growing practices and using technology to improve the quality of the region’s namesake onion. For more than a century, Locati Farms... more »

Bayer’s Venkata Kishore joins foundation board

Venkata K. Kishore, vice president and head of smallholders and sustainability for vegetable seeds at Bayer Crop Science, is joining the board of directors of the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR). “Dr. Kishore’s... more »

Syngenta’s Miravis Prime eligible for year-end CCA credit

Syngenta is offering continuing education credits for certified crop advisors (CCA) for its Miravis Prime. The company offers 0.5 CCA continuing education credits for its Miravis Prime Learning Module. The Miravis Prime Learning Module can... more »

Tom Tjerandsen, longtime produce marketer, dies

Tom Tjerandsen, 80, important in the promotion of California and Chilean produce, has died. He was based in Sonoma, California, where he died Nov. 8. Tjerandsen was a leader in... more »

Peptyde Bio closes $1.2 million pre-seed funding round

Peptyde Bio Inc. has closed an oversubscribed $1.2M pre-seed funding round. Peptyde Bio is the first company spun out of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center by Danforth Technology Company (DTC), the wholly-owned subsidiary formed... more »

USDA seeks nominations for NASS advisory committee

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is seeking nominations to the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics. Members of this committee advise the secretary of agriculture on the scope, timing and content... more »

USDA funds produce prescription programs across U.S.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has invested almost $60 million in programs across the country that “prescribe” produce to encourage consumption and make fresh fruits and vegetables more accessible. The $59.4 million supports the Gus... more »

Mastronardi receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Greenhouse pioneer Paul Mastronardi, president and CEO of Mastronardi Produce, received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Ontario Produce Marketing Association (OPMA) 31st Annual Gala and Awards Ceremony. The prestigious award recognizes an individual that... more »

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Locati Farms counters higher costs, supply shortages

Walla Walla sweets: Locati Farms counters higher costs, supply shortages

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