Vegetables

Driscoll’s rolls out $4M in charity for pandemic

Driscoll’s on Thursday rolled out more than $4 million in charitable funds globally for health clinics, food banks, fresh berry donations and other community resources in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds are being distributed... more »

With crops in the ground, Florida watermelon growers face uncertainty

Today, as fruit and vegetable farmers in south Florida decide what to do with produce once destined for now-closed schools and restaurants, watermelon farmers in north Florida have recently finished planting their crop. Given the... more »

California Strawberry Commission plans to ‘harvest every box’ during pandemic

The California Strawberry Commission (CSC) wrote in an open letter to distributors April 8 it would "harvest every box" during the April-May harvests, despite the disruption caused by the new coronavirus. California blueberry harvests during... more »

Five Crowns Marketing expands year-round marketing

Crops production spanning the calendar year is a great marketing capability – that’s why California’s Five Crowns Marketing has evolved into a shipping-packing operation that sources produce from several countries in both the American continents.... more »

Western Growers launches leafy green food safety website

Answering the nation’s call for enhanced food safety measures, Western Growers has developed a website to facilitate changes to the Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement-approved Leafy Green Food Safety Guidelines. The interactive website now easily allows... more »

Vestaron revs up commercial production of Spear products

Daniel Peck joined Vestaron Corp. a year ago in what became a timely indoctrination into the fledgling company’s mission to improve the safety, efficacy and sustainability of crop protection through displacement of chemical pesticides with... more »

North Carolina strawberry U-pick outlets get operation advice

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has issued a stay-at-home order, which went into effect on Mar 30. COVID-19 has rapidly changed the individual freedoms that many of us took for granted, to ensure the greater... more »

Red-legged winter mites spread in high tunnel leafy greens

The red-legged winter mite, Penthaleus dorsalis, has been found in more high tunnels growing leafy greens this past winter for the third year in a row. Most of the reports I have gotten from high tunnels... more »


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