Vegetables

Lipman Family Farms CEO Shoemaker to retire

Kent Shoemaker, chief executive officer of Lipman Family Farms for 13 years, plans to retire in 2023. He will remain in the position until Lipman Family Farms, a grower of field and controlled-environment tomatoes, transitions... more »

California processing tomato contracts up from last year

As of May 15, California’s tomato processors reported they have or will have contracts for 11.7 million tons of processing tomatoes for 2022. This production estimate is 4.1% lower than the January intentions forecast of... more »

Lessons from Macrophomina in chickpea for strawberry growers

Gerald Holmes, director of the Strawberry Center at California Polytechnic State University, shares three takeaways from a study on Macrophomina in chickpea that can benefit strawberry growers. See Holmes' key takeaways below. It’s helpful to... more »

Grow-NY now accepting applications through July 1

Empire State Development announced on May 24 that the application window is now open for the 2022 Grow-NY food and agriculture competition. Grow-NY, a unique initiative that connects innovators and investors in the food, beverage... more »

Michigan onion growers vote to continue promotion group

Michigan onion producers have approved a referendum to continue the Michigan Onion Promotion and Development Program. The changes were presented by the Michigan Onion Committee, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Gary McDowell... more »

Poor stands, plant vigor reported in sweet corn

Growers are reporting issues with stands and vigor in sweet corn fields in 2022, especially in early planted fields. There can be many causes for stand loss and weak seedlings: surface compaction and crusting, birds,... more »

UGA study looks to lettuce microbes for food safety solutions

Often referred to as leafy greens, lettuce and other similar vegetables are a common source of foodborne illnesses. The contamination of lettuce with Escherichia coli O157:H7, also known as EcO157, has been a grave concern... more »

Growing a better strawberry in North Carolina

Chances are, that deep red, plump, ripe strawberry bursting with flavor that you picked fresh off the plant at your local farm was a Chandler. Or possibly a Camarosa. In a couple of years, it... more »

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