Vegetables

Produce industry reacts to USDA dietary guidelines

The U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services recently released the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The recommendations focus on five overarching guidelines and what foods to consume more or less of. Here are... more »

Extending fresh-cut pepper storage

Researchers in Maryland are studying peppers to find attributes that prolong the shelf life of fresh-cut pepper. Research is being led by plant geneticist John Stommel, along with the Genetic Improvement of Fruits and Vegetables Laboratory,... more »

PBS documentary looks at Cornell’s broccoli research

A web exclusive to the PBS documentary In Defense of Food takes a look at broccoli research... more »

USDA, HHS release new dietary guidelines

HHS and USDA have released the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The 8th edition of the Dietary Guidelines includes five overarching guidelines and suggestions on foods Americans should consume. The guidelines focus on the variety... more »

United Fresh 2016 registration now open

Registration for United Fresh 2016 is now open. The event will be hosted June 20-22 at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago. United Fresh will feature new produce innovations and fresh food trends, tools and... more »

UC Davis to host measuring workshop

The University of California-Davis Postharvest Technology Center will host its semiannual “Methods of Measuring Fruit and Vegetable Flavor, Color and Texture” workshop on Jan. 20. The one-day workshop features lectures on the principles and applications... more »

UC to host workshops on IPM, EPA cancellation of chlorpyrifos

The University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) will host a series of workshops from Jan. 7 through Feb. 5 on new pesticide regulations and integrated pest management (IPM) decision-making. A critical... more »

Engage Agro’s Desikote an approved coating for strawberries

The Governing Board of the Southwest Florida Water Management District recently approved the use of polymer coating agents for a pilot project to protect crops during a freeze event. According to a news release, the... more »

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