Vegetables

Popular Kentucky tomato growers receive 2020 Bill Best Award

Central Kentucky growers, Mark and Velvet Henkle of Henkle’s Herbs and Heirlooms, will receive the 2020 Bill Best Award for Food and Farm Stewards from the University of Kentucky’s (UK) Food Connection at 10 a.m.... more »

Sun World opens new Center for Innovation

For more than three decades, Bakersfield, California-based Sun World researchers have worked diligently to develop new and more flavorful fruits and vegetables. Beginning this month, they now have an impressive new home from which to... more »

Syngenta to introduce its first commercial ToBRFV resistant tomato variety

Syngenta Vegetable Seeds announced Nov. 30 the launch of its first commercial Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) resistant variety, available in early 2021. The new variety will be released in areas where growers face... more »

Enza Zaden launches first variety of white asparagus

Dutch vegetable breeder Enza Zaden has introducesd its first asparagus variety on the European market: the white Daleza F1 (E225W.004). Michel Neefs of the Enza Zaden breeding team talks about the development of Daleza. For... more »

Illinois, home of two processing plants, leads US pumpkin production

Pumpkins are in high demand in America during the fall and winter holidays, whether to be used as decoration or as a key ingredient in various desserts. Illinois leads the country in pumpkin production overall, growing... more »

Reports say Grimmway Farms purchased by asset managers

Bakersfield, California-based carrots giant Grimmway Farms said Nov. 25 it has reached an agreement to sell to an Indiana conglomerate that focuses on agricultural investments. According to a story by Bakersfield.com, the buyer is Teays... more »

Grant helps West Virginia farm test strawberry planting dates

Strawberries are a high demand crop for both pick-your-own and local retail markets. While this crop commands premium prices, growing strawberries in southern West Virginia has been tricky due to challenges like deer and weed... more »

FDA partners with California entities to enhance food safety

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is announcing the launch of a multi-year study to improve food safety through enhanced understanding of the ecology of human pathogens in the environment that may cause foodborne illness... more »


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