Vegetables

Syngenta’s YOOM tomato wins Fruit Logistica Innovation Award 2020

Syngenta's new purple YOOM tomato has won the prestigious gold award at the industry-leading Fruit Logistica Innovation Awards 2020 in Berlin, Germany. YOOM stands out as an innovation with its highly attractive purple color and its... more »

Penn State Extension offers cucurbit production program for growers

Produce growers and agriculture entrepreneurs will get a comprehensive look at cucurbit production and culture in the Mid-Atlantic region in a day-long “Cucurbit Production School” offered by Penn State Extension on Feb. 28 at the... more »

New York growers face influx of cheap Canadian produce; senators respond

On Feb. 6, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called for investigations into unfair trade subsidies to Canadian growers, as New York state onion... more »

Potato Expo draws record number of attendees, exhibitors

More than 2,000 potato growers and industry members from a dozen countries turned out for Potato Expo 2020 at The Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas to do business and prepare their operations for... more »

100% recyclable packaging goal set for 2025

In another step to further reduce the produce industry’s environmental impact, major North American fresh berry producers announced their commitment to use 100% recycle-ready packaging by 2025. The California Strawberry Commission, the North American Blueberry... more »

New Mexico Chile pepper heads to space

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will be growing New Mexico Chile in the International Space Station in 2020 as part of the effort to develop crops to support deep space exploration.   According to the New Mexico State University (NMSU)... more »

Study eyes viability of indoor farming to grow leafy greens

A multi-university team of horticulturists, engineers and agricultural economists led by Michigan State University (MSU) has received a four-year, $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to study indoor production of leafy... more »

BrightFarms opens largest-yet greenhouse

Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania-based BrightFarms, a supplier of locally grown salads for supermarkets, opened its largest greenhouse on Jan. 28. The new 280,000-square-foot farm in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, will deliver over 2 million pounds of fresh, local produce... more »


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