Vegetables

CIFT, OFBF announce Ohio Signature Food Contest winners

The Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) and the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF)sponsored the Ohio Signature Food Contest which showcases many new products ready to take that next step – actual product development.CIFT vice... more »

Pure Flavor partners with Sakata to introduce Marzanito

Pure Flavor announced another exclusive agreement within the recent months. This mini San Marzano style tomato from Sakata will be marketed under the Marzanito name from Pure Flavor available throughout North America. “At Sakata, our... more »

Late blight, downy mildew confirmed on East Coast

On Monday, late blight was confirmed in two tomato fields in Morris County in Northern New Jersey. These are the first reports on tomato in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions.Previous reports, the closest of which... more »

BREAKING: Appeals court sides with Georgia Ag Department

In a recent appeals court ruling, Judge Michael Boggs said Georgia Ag Commissioner Gary Black has the authority to establish a packing date for Vidalia onions.Here's more from GPB News: An appeals court judge is... more »

Downy mildew on cucumbers detected in key areas of Michigan

It looks as though Michigan is on track for a difficult downy mildew year.This highly destructive and difficult to manage disease has now been documented in three regions of the state including Monroe, Gratiot and... more »

PHHI welcomes new researcher focused on vegetable genomics, breeding

Massimo Iorizzo recently joined N.C. State University's Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis. An assistant professor in the Department of Horticultural Science, Iorizzo's research will focus on genetics,... more »

Stenzel, Gombas, Guenther appointed to USDA advisory committees

United Fresh's President and CEO, Tom Stenzel, along with Senior Vice President, Food Safety and Technology, Dave Gombas, and Senior Vice President of Public Policy, Robert Guenther, have been appointed by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack... more »

Managing bacterial spot in tomato

Bacterial spot is becoming an increasingly devastating disease of tomato in the mid-Atlantic region. Not only can the pathogen directly damage the fruit, severe foliar infection can lead to defoliation reducing both the quality and... more »

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