Vegetables

Study: How LED lighting treatments affect greenhouse tomato quality

To satisfy increasing consumer demand for locally grown, fresh tomatoes during off-seasons, greenhouse tomato growers often need to rely on supplemental lighting. Tomato growers are looking to light-emitting diodes (LEDs), favored for their energy-saving potential,... more »

Wild bee declines threaten US crop production

The first national study to map U.S. wild bees suggests they’re... more »

Seminis announces new Downy mildew hybrids

During the Pickle Packers International annual meeting, Seminis announced the launch of DM Defense, a line of Downy mildew resistant pickling cucumber seed for the 2016 growing season. “The control options for Downy mildew for... more »

NIMITZ use on tomatoes reinstated with removal of direct-seeding restriction

ADAMA  has announced the newly approved revisions to NIMITZ 480 EC nematicide. The new label reinstates tomatoes back onto the NIMITZ approved fruiting vegetables list (peppers, okra and eggplants), with use on cucurbits (cucumbers, watermelons,... more »

Mite might control pest that attacks Florida’s $125 million-a-year cucumber crop

A predatory mite might feed on a pest of cucumbers, a $125 million-a-year crop in Florida, newly published University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences research shows. This finding may help growers protect... more »

BrightFarms: Commercial-scale produce operations in local markets

What is being billed as one of the world’s largest urban farms and greenhouses is nearing completion in Washington, D.C. The 100,000-square-foot greenhouse is being built by BrightFarms, a company that has also turned supermarket roofs into... more »

Organic carrots require diligent weed management

Carrots are one of the most popular vegetables sold organically, with 14 percent of U.S. carrot production under certified organic production. However, this crop is also one of the most difficult to produce organically. “Slow... more »

LGMA advisory board undergoes several changes

This summer the California Leafy Green Products Handler Marketing Agreement (LGMA) vice chairman and founding member Victor Tognazzini told the organization he was going to retire in Montana. He was expected to take over for current Chairman Ron Ratto in two years; but he didn’t want... more »

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WSU AI program helps address water scarcity

Platform10 initiative focuses on pest, disease research

Farm market report: Inflation, farm input costs shape farm market prices

Nature’s Reward battles disease, pests through mechanization, biologicals

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