Vegetables

Bactericide and fungicide receives EPA okay for potatoes

A bactericide and fungicide from Sym-Agro has received expanded EPA approval and is now registered for use in potatoes, among other crops. Instill is now approved for use in potatoes, hazelnuts, sugar beets and coffee, ... more »

Cox Farms debuts with network of 17 greenhouses

Cox Enterprises has launched Cox Farms, with 17 BrightFarms and Mucci Farms greenhouse locations in North America. Cox Farms represents a commitment to making the world a better place by future-proofing the world of produce... more »

Organic information toolkit available to retailers

The USDA has a new online retail toolkit of consumer-focused, educational resources to highlight the unique value of the organic label. Consumer research shows that consumers do not always understand what the organic label means.... more »

Michigan carrots growers to vote on future of program

Michigan’s carrot producers will be voting on whether to continue the Carrot Industry Development Program. Voting in the referendum conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) will be from April 1-12.... more »

Sym-Agro fungicide approved for use on potato crops

The EPA has approved the expanded use of Sym-Agro's Instill Bactericide & Fungicide to include potato and other crops. Instill is now registered for use on potatoes, hazelnuts and sugar beets for the management of... more »

Texas 1015 sweet onion harvest starts

Harvest of Texas 1015 Sweet Onions (TX1015) has started, and the Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) is kicking off promotional activities. Funded through a USDA-Agricultural Marketing Service Specialty Crop Block Grant through the Texas Department... more »

Opinion: ‘Food bully’ undermines safe fruits and veggies

Editor's note: Through its safefruitsandveggies.com consumer website, the Alliance for Food and Farming responds to the Environmental Working Group's annual Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 lists. The legacy of the Environmental Working Group (EWG) is... more »

OFRF adds Spanish organic resource web page

Editor's note: Spanish-language version below. (Español abajo.) The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) is offering a free online course in Spanish, to emphasize the importance of improving soil health for raising crops. With partners at... more »

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