Vegetables

Aug. 20-21 are dates for NASGA tour in western Pennsylvania

The North American Strawberry Growers Association (NASGA) is holding its 2019 Summer Tour as they visit farms in western Pennsylvania. The tour on Aug. 20 and 21 will be headquartered at the Drury Inn & Suites... more »

Consequences of a cool, wet season for vegetables

The consequences of a cool, wet start to the growing season go beyond the obvious of later planting and slow growth. This is the most difficult season in recent memory. Temperatures and sunlight have been... more »

USDA: Organic operations up in 2018

The USDA’s certified organic operations in 2018  increased by nearly 2,000, or more than 4%. The number of certified organic operations in the United States reached 27,494 in 2018, up by 1,093 over the 2017... more »

Pathogens in asparagus crowns researched

Cleaner crowns are a way to avoid rot in asparagus crowns, stems and roots, and identifying the fungi on the plants may help manage those pathogens. A new study by Michigan State University (MSU) is... more »

Wish Farms promotion puts growers in superhero poses

Growers are posing as superheroes in a social media promotion Wish Farms is running this summer. Dubbed “Superhero Summer,” the promotion will feature images of Wish Farms’ growers in various comedic superhero poses on the... more »

Cold spring, California rains, set up 2019 harvest outlook

Plantings seem steady, but weather remains the unknown as growers estimate harvests yet to come in 2019. A cold spring had in late May delayed the harvests of spring crops like asparagus, while sizeable spring... more »

Bioscience beckons, offers new traits for growers, consumers

Talking to researchers and companies about their genetically-engineered projects for specialty crops is a little bit like a trip to a grower’s dream world. Imagine ground cherries that stay on the plant until harvest, potatoes... more »

Butterfly acquires Bolthouse Farms from Campbell Soup for $510 million

Butterfly, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm specializing in the food sector, said June 17 it has closed on its previously announced acquisition of Bolthouse Farms from Campbell Soup Co. (NYSE:CPB) for $510 million in... more »


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