Vegetables

Assessing tomato grafting in low-disease high tunnels

Grafting is a proven way to incorporate disease resistance into tomato transplants. But in areas of the country with less history of tomato production and less soil-borne disease, is grafting still be... more

Late-planted cover crop rye won’t delay crimping

Unlike conventional growers who manage cereal rye in the spring with glyphosate, organic growers who no-till or strip-till must crimp the rye.

Crimping must be done at anthesis when the rye enters the reproductive stage and its stems stiffen.

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Farm bill near passage, still contains produce priorities

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, or H.R. 2, is on its way to passing this week, after theHouse and the Senate Farm Bill Conference Committee... more »

El Niño may signal dry weather for Pacific Northwest

A drier-than-average winter season may be in store for the Pacific Northwest, based on El Niño weather patterns over the Pacific Ocean. U.S. Dep... more »

Duncan Family Farms appoints new directors

Duncan Family Farms (DFF), a grower of organic baby lettuces and greens, kales and herbs with operations in Arizona, California, Oregon and New York, ... more »

Driscoll’s announces leadership change

J. Miles Reiter has reassumed the position of Chief Executive Officer for Driscoll’s, the market leader of fresh berries, as part of planned lea... more »

Senate, house negotiators firm up Farm Bill deal

Congressional negotiators working on the Farm Bill have "an agreement in principle" that could soon send the Farm Bill to the President. The bill t... more »

Florida Tomato Exchange alleges Mexican dumping

Florida Tomato Exchange (FTE) is alleging Mexico is engaging in commodity dumping that is hurting U.S. tomato growers around the country. Dumping ... more »

California Giant Berry Farms collaborates with vegetable packer for cross-docking

California Giant Berry Farms has strengthened its four-berry program for strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, and is celebrating ... more »

FDA eases ban on romaine lettuce related to E. coli issue

The following is a Nov. 26 statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on the current romaine lettuce E. coli 0157:H7 outbreak investigation: "T... more »

Fast E. coli test keeps bad food off shelves

A new E.coli rapid testing kit developed by researchers at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada is revolutionizing food safety testing by pro... more »

E. coli lettuce outbreak ‘likely from California’

The romaine lettuce responsible for an E. coli outbreak that sickened more than 30 people across multiple states likely originated in California, acco... more »


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