Vegetables

Misionero launches new produce under revitalized brand

Gonzales, California-based Misionero, a grower of organic leafy greens, is proud to announce the relaunch of Salade du Soleil, a unique salad brand Misionero created over 20 years ago. The line will include three brand new... more »

Stinkbug damage found in many Maryland tomato fields

I have seen and have gotten reports of (and some really nice pictures of) stinkbug damage in tomatoes over the past 10 days from all over Maryland including the Eastern Shore. Stinkbug feeding damage is... more »

Mart Produce joins with onion grower to consolidate sales, marketing efforts

Mart Produce and ProSource have announced an agreement that will consolidate the two company’s sales and marketing teams into a joint potato-onion operation. The agreement is scheduled to go into effect Aug. 1. Mart Produce... more »

Superior Taste Award presented in Brussels to Tribelli

Tribelli has been awarded with the Superior Taste Award, celebrated by the International Taste Institute in Brussels. The International Taste Institute, formerly ITQi, is an independent organization formed by top chefs and sommeliers with Michelin... more »

New greenhouse tomato handbook published in Mississippi

Greenhouse tomato production has attracted much attention in recent years, partly because of a new wave of interest in “alternative crops.” The attraction is based on the perception that greenhouse tomatoes may be more profitable... more »

Watermelon questions to be addressed at Clemson’s 2019 Field Day

What came first, the chicken or the egg? If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? If seedless watermelon don’t make seeds, what... more »

United Fresh updates food safety guidelines for fresh tomatoes

United Fresh Produce Association is pleased to announce the release of the updated version of the Food Safety Programs & Auditing Protocol for the Fresh Tomato Supply Chain, commonly known as the "Tomato Metrics." These... more »

Two-spotted spider mites hit high tunnel vegetables

In mid-June I saw several high tunnel tomatoes and cucumbers with moderate to severe two-spotted spider mite (TSSM) Tetranychus urticae infestations (Fig. 1 at top). These pests vary in color from white to yellow to red. Mites... more »


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