Vegetables

Kern County Crop Report shares optimistism on vegetable production

The latest crop report from the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) revealed promising trends for vegetable crops in Kern County. According to the report, favorable weather conditions and proactive agricultural practices have contributed to... more »

Albaugh wins California fungicide registration for oomycete diseases

Crop protection specialist Albaugh LLC has received registration in California for a fungicide that battles a major disease afflicting a variety of fruit, vegetable and nut crops. Soilborne oomycete diseases, including pythium and Phytophthora spp.,... more »

MSU’s crop report outlines weather impacts, crop progress

Michigan's agricultural landscape faces a rough start to the season with the recent onslaught of tornadoes and a mix of weather patterns, as outlined in the latest Michigan vegetable crop report provided by experts at... more »

Vestaron’s bioinsecticide obtains approval in Italy

Italy has become the second country in the European Union to grant farmers emergency access to Vestaron’s bioinsecticide SPEAR LEP to tackle infestations of tomato leafminer (Tuta absoluta) — a pest that has been known... more »

BrightFarms showcases new Texas greenhouse

BrightFarms, an indoor-grown leafy greens grower, provided insights into the opening of its Lorena, Texas greenhouse at the VIVA Fresh produce trade show in Houston on April 11-13. VIVA Fresh attendees had the opportunity to... more »

2024 Michigan asparagus season underway

The Michigan Asparagus season has started and the fan favorite is arriving in stores about a week earlier than normal due to warmer winter. Currently, volume is on track with thick and tender asparagus ready... more »

Autonomous robots: Vegetable industry savior?

Can autonomous robots be the salvation for the vegetable industry's labor woes? The latest World FIRA event showcased a wide range of robots and autonomous solutions for vegetable growing. Emilie Casteil of Carottes de France... more »

Bill would boost USDA block grants for specialty crops

U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Laphonza Butler (D-California) have introduced a bill to increase the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant program authorization and give stakeholders more say on what to do with the funds... more »

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