Vegetables

Tomato production 101: Distinctions beyond ‘fruit or vegetable’ debate

The American public has long debated whether the tomato is a vegetable or a fruit. This results in an uneasy truce: botanically, it’s considered a fruit, but practically, it’s lumped in with vegetables. [caption id=""... more »

FPAA, TIPA back standard definitions in Tomato Suspension Agreement

The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas and the Texas International Produce Association applauded on July 28 the efforts of Congressman Vicente Gonzalez in leading a bipartisan letter addressed to the Secretary of Commerce, Gina... more »

Florida Tomato Conference scheduled for Sept. 8

University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the Florida Tomato Committee will present the 2021 Florida Tomato Conference on Sept. 8. It will be held at the LaBelle Civic Center, 481 W... more »

Pennsylvania’s vegetable crop celebrated in August by PA Veggies 

August will once again be PA Produce Month, a month-long celebration of Pennsylvania’s vegetable farmers, organized by the Pennsylvania Vegetable Marketing and Research Program (PVMRP also known as PA Veggies). Most of the state’s vegetable... more »

BrightFarms expands voluntary recall of packaged salad greens

BrightFarms initiated on July 28 a voluntary recall expansion of additional packaged salad greens that are past expiration date and were produced in its Rochelle, Illinois (Ogle County) greenhouse farm sold in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa,... more »

Spotted cucumber beetle management urged in Illinois

There seems to be a larger number of striped and spotted cucumber beetles this year in Illinois compared to previous years. It is important to control these beetles as they transmit the pathogen that causes... more »

North Carolina State student gets hands-on with horticulture research

For Nettie Baugher, North Carolina State’s online Master of Horticultural Science program offered the best of both worlds. Baugher’s undergraduate degree is in horticulture, and she currently works in horticulture as a commercial horticulture area agent... more »

Cantaloupe juice – the next big thing?

Summer in Georgia yields a bounty of fresh fruit and vegetables. In fact, Georgia is one of the top producers of cantaloupe in the U.S., and Georgia-grown watermelons and cantaloupes are the stars of summer... more »

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