Vegetables

Center rot disease in organic onion growing studied

The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Organic Transitions grant is funding a study of management options for center rot disease in organic onion production in Georgia and Michigan. The study is headed... more »

Webinar to cover off-season strawberry production

Off-season strawberry production under controlled environments will be the subject of the next Greenhouse Lighting and Systems Engineering (GLASE) Consortium webinar Series. The one-hour webinar will be presented by Chieri Kubota at Ohio State University and will take place Nov.... more »

Gotham Greens turns steel mill into greenhouse

Gotham Greens, a pioneer in indoor greenhouse agriculture and a leading fresh produce and food company, on Nov. 13 opened its largest greenhouse in Chicago. The expansion enables Gotham Greens to deliver consumers a year-round supply of... more »

Sakata Seed America adds sweet pepper lead, breeder Brian Just

Sakata Seed America has added plant breeder Brian Just as the company’s new sweet pepper lead and senior plant breeder. Just brings over 15 years of sweet pepper breeding experience to the role, previously working... more »

San Antonio to be site of strawberry growers’ gathering

The North American Strawberry Growers Association (NASGA) will be meeting Jan. 19-22, 2020, at the Holiday Inn San Antonio Riverwalk., in San Antonio, Texas. The conference will begin on Sunday, Jan. 19, with registration and an... more »

Marni Karlin is CEA Food Safety Coalition’s first executive director  

The CEA Food Safety Coalition, comprised of leading controlled environment (CEA) leafy greens producers, has named Marni Karlin as the organization's first executive director. A seasoned public affairs expert with an extensive background in the... more »

J&D Produce HoneySweet Onions a hit at World Food Championships

In October, more than 1,400 chefs and home cooks descended upon Dallas’ Reunion Arena Park for the World Food Championships (WFC). The event drew contestants from 42 states and 15 different countries, as well as... more »

Colorado onion packer adopts ninja program

Consumers and onion buyers will see a fun new character on their bags of onions from Paradigm Fresh in Colorado.  The onion packer, based in Fort Morgan in eastern Colorado, has created new labels for... more »


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