Vegetables

Michigan State University’s 2021 Oceana Asparagus Day to be virtual

Michigan State University Extension will be holding the 2021 Oceana Asparagus Day virtually on Thursday, March 11, 2021. Participants will learn about updated pest control, managing root rot, nitrogen management, asparagus research activities taking place... more »

Executive changes bolster growth at Duncan Family Farms

Goodyear, Arizona-based Duncan Family Farms, a family-owned, multi-regional grower of over 9,000 acres of certified organic produce, announced Will Feliz has been appointed CEO, and co-founder Arnott Duncan has assumed the position of chairman. Feliz... more »

Vitalis Organic Seeds has new breed of tomatoes

Vitalis Organic Seeds announces its newly developed series of tomatoes in its Mixologist Collection, now available to growers in the United States. Mixologist offers the perfect mix of heirloom beauty and traits, old-world goodness with a... more »

G&R Farms retail promotion supports FFA students

G&R Farms is excited to continue the “Growing America’s Farmers” (GAF) program with regional and national retailers looking to not only grow sales, but support scholarships for FFA students planning careers in production agriculture. GAF... more »

Produce sales grow steadily in Q4, says United Fresh

Fresh produce continues its steady growth at retail, with increased sales for both fruits and vegetables in Q4 of 2020, according to United Fresh’s FreshFacts on Retail Q4 2020/Year in Review 2020 report, sponsored by... more »

Measurements of berry sweetness done with Driscoll’s technology solution

Watsonville, California-based Driscoll's, a consumer brand in fresh berries,  announced Feb. 17 a partnership with the Israel-based, technology solutions company Consumer Physics to leverage its SCiO technology to innovate Driscoll's quality measurement process. The Near... more »

Niche peppers, packinghouse boost Ark Foods’ ascent

A packinghouse of one’s own is a milestone for a young produce company. So, when in 2020, a vegetable operation based in Brooklyn, New York, bought a 12,000-square-foot facility near the agricultural town of Immokalee,... more »

Memorial award to be presented during International Strawberry Symposium

During the IX International Strawberry Symposium (ISS2021) three young researchers will be selected for an award in memory of Pasquale Rosati, Chad Finn and Rolph Nestby. To be eligible for this award, young researchers (age limit 40)... more »


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