Vegetables

Nominees sought for National Watermelon Promotion Board

The watermelon industry is seeking nominations of qualified watermelon producers and handlers for four seats on the National Watermelon Promotion Board. The industry will hold a nominating convention March 10, at 9:30 a.m. in French... more »

PennRose Farms expands offerings to retail, foodservice

PennRose Farms is expanding its geographic footprint with the addition of Moore Farms in Manor, Georgia, and Patterson Farm in China Grove, North Carolina, to its family of growers. These grower partnerships, with produce exclusively... more »

Researchers find aromatic strawberry variety grows in south Florida

University of Florida scientists have found another variety that can grow in south Florida. It’s largely unknown to American consumers, it’s temptingly tasty and it’s good for local markets, researchers say. Alan Chambers, an assistant... more »

LandSpring HP from AgroFresh gets OK for California tomatoes

AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:AGFS), a global leader in produce freshness solutions, announced today the expansion of two patent-protected and proven solutions. Near-harvest formulation Harvista SC received regulatory approval in Australia and pre-transplant technology LandSpring WP... more »

Disease-resistant strawberries released by Well-Pict

Well-Pict of Watsonville, California, is planting two new proprietary varieties of strawberries bred for resistance against soil pathogens. Dan Crowley, vice president of sales and marketing for Well-Pict, said the two varieties are hoped to... more »

NMSU institute secures funding for chile pepper research

After 10 years of arduous work, New Mexico State University’s Chile Pepper Institute has finally funded its $1 million endowment chair. The endowed chair ensures that funds will always be available for chile pepper research... more »

$90K for charity raised by Strawberry Picking Challenge

More than $90,000 for a migrant charity was raised by the sixth annual Strawberry Picking Challenge held Feb. 8-9 in Plant City, Florida. The annual charity event, presented by Monte Package Company, raises funds that... more »

Digital microscopes tools for documenting seed coating quality

Digital microscopes can be used as tools for evaluating the seed coating application process. When zooming in on the coated seeds, it is easy to determine whether the film coating is evenly distributed and to... more »


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