Vegetables

Georgia onion growers must to be proactive with fungicides

Georgia’s Vidalia onion crop is planted and looks “promising,” according to Chris Tyson, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension’s area onion agent, but he cautions producers to be proactive in managing onion diseases. Increased moisture, especially... more »

Food safety expert Komar joins the California LGMA staff

California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) is pleased to announce that Greg Komar has been hired as the organization’s new Technical Director.  Mike Villaneva, the LGMA’s current Technical Director, is retiring in May of 2019.... more »

Germains Seed Technology opens Gilroy, Ca. facilities

Germains Seed Technology held a Grand Opening to celebrate the completion of their new organic, automated processing facility and research and development Lab in Gilroy. Germains' new organic processing facility. Photos:... more »

Stansell paving the way for New York broccoli industry

Zachary Stansell, a fourth-year doctoral student in the field of horticulture, is studying under the guidance of Thomas Bjorkman, professor in the Horticulture Section of the School of Integrative Plant Science. We spoke to Stansell... more »

Researchers monitor, forecast cucurbit downy mildew

Cucurbit vegetables grown in the U.S., namely watermelon, cucumber, squash, pumpkin and muskmelon, are worth $1.35 billion. Faculty at Penn State in collaboration with 16 other universities will utilize funding awarded by the 2018 USDA... more »

Sap analysis an option for winter tomato growers

Beyond simple field scouting, there’s another way to check up on high-value crops. New Age Laboratories, based in South Haven, Michigan, does analysis of sap pressed from plant leaves and petals. “It’s like taking a... more »

Chile Pepper Institute Feb. 4-5 in New Mexico

Registration is now open for the world’s largest conference dedicated to chile peppers. The 2019 New Mexico Chile Conference hosted by New Mexico State University’s Chile Pepper Institute runs from Feb. 4-5 at Hotel Encanto... more »

Tomatoes in high tunnel, open field

Tomatoes are an important crop for small to mid-sized farmers selling directly to customers through farmers markets, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), and restaurant sales. In this multi-year study (2014-2016), we evaluated 15 different tomato varieties... more »


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