Vegetables

Ontario Berry Growers aided by government aid for production, promotion

The Government of Canada and Government of Ontario are supporting investment that will help the province's berry growers to increase sustainability, implement new technologies and increase awareness of their products.On Sept. 5, Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister... more »

Evolution of strawberry production discussed in podcast

A new podcast on Gastropod – “Running on Fumes: Strawberry’s Dirty Secret” –addresses the cultivation of strawberries in Europe 300 years ago, to their transport to the U.S., to their major production in California. [caption id="" align="alignright"... more »

JV Smith Companies’ Morales now executive director of sustainable operations

Israel Morales is now the executive director of Sustainable Operations for Yuma, Arizona-based JV Smith Companies. Previously the general manager of JV Farms Organic, Morales brings with him 45 plus years in farming with over... more »

Flavorful Brands to offer Tasti-Lee field tomatoes in West

Flavorful Brands said in a Sept. 4 press release it will take Tasti-Lee tomatoes to California, Nevada and Hawaii. Tasti-Lee brand tomatoes are round, vine-ripened and grown in fields. The tomato plant variety was developed by the... more »

Rouge River Farms certifies all US operations with Equitable Food Initiative

Equitable Food Initiative said Sept. 3 that Rouge River Farms, which specializes in tray-packed and year-round sweet corn, now has all of its U.S. operations EFI certified. In May 2018 Rouge River Farms was the... more »

APHIS amends import procedures for tomato, pepper seeds

Effective Sept. 8, 2019, the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is amending the entry requirements for tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) and pepper (Capsicum spp.) seeds imported from all countries into the United States.... more »

West Virginia vegetable growers featured on USDA tour

Eighth-generation Family Roots Farm was recently featured on a promotional roadtrip by the USDA Natural Resources Commission highlighting growers it has worked with. Britney and Hervey-Farris, and family grow a variety of crops on 200... more »

Smartphone test detects late blight

New technology developed by North Carolina State University researchers could allow farmers to cost-effectively test for plant diseases — such as late blight — right in the field using only a smartphone and a small... more »


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