Vegetables

Breeder calls for tastier tomatoes in diverse locales

A University of Florida tomato expert is calling on researchers worldwide to use genetics to help farmers grow tastier tomatoes in many geographic locations. Consumers crave tasty tomatoes, but the trick comes in growing flavorful... more »

Education spreads word regarding plant transplants

Stop by the Shelton Herb Farm booth at a North Carolina farmers’ market in the spring and you’ll see transplants of cherry tomatoes, golden heirloom tomatoes, leafy greens, peppers and lots of herbs – and... more »

Midwest growers fight bacterial leaf streak

Tar spot captures the most attention as a new foliar disease in corn in the Midwest, but bacterial leaf streak may be as big of a concern to sweet corn growers. Bacterial leaf streak can... more »

Study examines root rot in hydroponic leafy greens

The University of Connecticut Greenhouse Research & Extension team is conducting a study in root rot of hydroponically-grown leafy greens. They would like to collect plant samples with root rot from commercial operations in the... more »

NASGA’s ‘Service with Impact Award’ presented to Tim Nourse

At the annual North American Strawberry Growers Association Annual meeting and Conference this week in San Antonio, Texas, Tim Nourse was presented the 2020 Annual “Service with Impact Award” by board member Kevin Edberg. The... more »

Support from USTR to boost Washington state asparagus industry sought

U. S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Washington, sent a letter Jan. 14 to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, thanking him for his work negotiating the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and urging further action to support and strengthen the... more »

Romaine outbreak declared over; safety efforts up

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) declared Jan. 15 the e. Coli outbreaks associated with romaine lettuce grown in the Salinas, California, region over and the agencies lifted... more »

Penn State Extension offers cucurbit production program for growers

Produce growers and agriculture entrepreneurs will get a comprehensive look at cucurbit production and culture in the Mid-Atlantic region in a day-long “Cucurbit Production School” offered by Penn State Extension on Feb. 28 at the... more »


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