Vegetables

Schopf brothers’ love of scaring people pays off

Jim Schopf has always loved scaring people. As kids, he and his brother Gene would make straw tunnels in the barn. They’d invite friends to crawl through the tunnels and find ways to frighten the... more

Organic growers tally wish lists for new farm bill

Organic growers say they’re more than a niche of the agriculture market, and the group appears to be getting Washington’s attention as they lobby for more i... more

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Sakata names senior manager of vegetable sales, marketing

Sakata Seed America has appointed Justin Davis as senior manager, vegetable sales and marketing. Davis will assume responsibility for all of Sakata’... more »

Study: Red makes consumers retain attention to food labels

For many people, red means “stop,” and that’s what consumers are doing when they see that color on food information labels, according to a new s... more »

Marrone receives EPA approval for novel biofungicide

Marrone Bio Innovations, (NASDAQ:MBII) (MBI), a provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products for agriculture, turf and ornamental a... more »

A look at strawberry production under colorized films

Researchers studied the influence of colored plastic films (red, yellow, green, blue, and white) on fruit quality, antioxidant capacity, and gene tran... more »

Pumpkin crop in good shape in Illinois

Despite a scare in mid-August, the 2017 Illinois pumpkin crop is looking good. In fact, one expert says, “Don’t hesitate to carve more than one th... more »

Southeast tomato growers part of pest management plan

Tomato growers in several states are being urged to participate in the upcoming Workshop for the Pest Management Strategic Plan for Tomato in the Sout... more »

Mucci Farms completes portion of strawberry farm expansion

Kingsville, Ontario-based Mucci Farms has completed Phase 2 of its 36-Acre strawberry farm expansion and subsequently said Phase 3 construction is u... more »

Company researches inserts for produce packing

Hazel Technologies will continue its research into developing new shelf-life extension technologies for fresh produce after receiving a second round ... more »

Are you considering controlled environment agriculture?

Are you considering getting into indoor growing of vegetable crops? Is controlled environment agriculture (CEA) in your future? Many growers are lo... more »

Onion producer to pay $1.5M in back wages, damages

Vidalia, Georgia-based Bland Farms Production and Packing LLC will pay nearly $1.5 million in back wages and liquidated damages after the U.S. Departm... more »


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