Vegetables

UC Davis wins specialty-crops grant for lettuce project

Improving lettuce crops is the aim of a new, $4.5 million grant, awarded to University of California, Davis, researchers by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The five-year, renewable grant... more »

Farmer Field School set at MSU

On Sunday, October 18, the Farmer Field School, a Michigan State University Student Organic Farm collaboration with MSU Center for Regional Food Systems and Michigan Food and Farming Systems will be holding the second workshop... more »

Trial tests earliness, yield of colored pepper cultivars

Growing interest in local foods has led to increased production of fruit and vegetables in Iowa. One of the most commonly grown summer vegetables in Iowa is the pepper. Within the pepper category, growers are... more »

Bejo Seeds showcasing “Tasti-Trio” at PMA Fresh Summit

At the 2015 PMA Fresh Summit and Convention in Atlanta, Oct. 23-25, Bejo Seeds will serve three of its produce items with celebrity chef Mareya, The Fit Foodie, at booth 1727. According to a news... more »

Pumpkin shortage looms after heavy rains

There should be enough pumpkins for Halloween this year, but that might not be the case for the canned pumpkin used in pies come Thanksgiving, according to crop experts in Illinois, the country's top pumpkin-producing... more »

Pacific Tomato Growers unveil new name, look and product line

Fourth generation, family-owned Pacific Tomato Growers announced the company’s newly established brands, Sunripe Certified Brands (U.S.) and Suncoast Certified Brands (Canada). The newly designed brands are intended to communicate the entire Sunripe story, according to the company. By adding... more »

Mexican tomato plantlets final rule published

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service published a final rule in the Federal Register which amends the regulations governing the importation of tomato plantlets from Mexico in approved growing media into greenhouses in the... more »

UNH melon research produces higher yields

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found that grafting melons onto the rootstocks of hybrid squash substantially increases the production of melons, a potential source of increased revenue for New England farmers. The... more »

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