Vegetables

Study: White clay spray mix repels tomato pest

Tomatoes are big business in Florida, the nation’s top producer of the popular fruit, but an insect no bigger than a grain of rice threatens growers’ fields each season. The whitefly prefers the underside of leaves, enjoying a variety... more »

Square Roots opens farm in Kenosha, Wisconsin; expanding in Midwest

Square Roots, a technology company in indoor farming, and Gordon Food Service, a food distributor in North America, announced Jan. 26 the opening of a new climate-controlled, indoor farm in Kenosha, Wisconsin. “Our partnership with... more »

Researcher studies transforming tomatoes with molecular biotechnology

James Duduit, a North Carolina State University horticultural science doctoral student, utilizes molecular biotechnology to transform tomatoes and improve the crop’s resistance to bacterial wilt and other common pathogens. Molecular biotechnology has many crop applications... more »

Several issues impacting California processing-tomato growers

The supply chain's weak links and California's fickle winter weather are clouding the forecast for the state's processing-tomato growers. Aaron Barcellos, a diversified grower in Los Banos, already cut his tomato acreage by more than... more »

Upward Farms announces ‘world’s largest’ indoor vertical farm

Indoor aquaponic vertical farming company Upward Farms announced Jan. 18 plans to add what will be "the world’s largest vertical farm" to its network, according to a news release. The new 250,000-square-foot facility, located in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania,... more »

Hydroponic berry growing operation sets up shop in Ontario

Ever Tru Farms, a new Ontario-based and entirely vertically integrated berry producer of scale, has entered the market in a way that will revolutionize the strawberry market in North America. Ever Tru Farms will launch with its first crop this March, using a sustainable hydroponic growing process that leads to a better, more consistent,... more »

Strawberry growers welcome benefits of new biocontrols applicator

Koppert’s new applicator for predatory beneficials in protected strawberry crops, Natutec Drive, has produced some excellent results in its first commercial season in the United Kingdom. Feedback from growers shows the Natutec Drive has proved... more »

Annual Strawberry Production Research Meeting Feb. 2

The University of California Cooperative Extension will host its Annual Strawberry Production Research Meeting on Feb. 2 from 7:45 a.m.-noon. Join UCC Farm Advisor Mark Bolda and other university and field experts via Zoom in... more »

Current Issue

Vegetable Growers News January 2022 Issue

Soli Organic thrives at indoor, in-dirt organic growing of herbs, greens

Pure Green Farms’ indoor-outdoor approach works well in broad market

Revolution Farms continues to expand greenhouse operation, providing ‘local’ greens to Midwesterners

Earthbound Farm ownership returned locally, and Taylor Farms continues to take organic to a higher level

Multiple approaches mitigate labor challenges

Reduced insecticide, IPM programs are key

AppHarvest grows indoors for tomatoes, other produce

Farm market business considerations for 2022, beyond

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Farm, ranch community exudes essence of America

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