Vegetables

TX1015 Sweet Onions hosts inaugural restaurant week in Rio Grande Valley

The Texas 1015 Sweet Onion marketing campaign wrapped up the inaugural TX1015 Sweet Onion Restaurant week promotion on May 8. The historic marketing campaign, currently in its second year, was focused directly on Texas consumers... more »

Watermelon association seeks successor to long-time executive director

Bob Morrissey, executive director of the National Watermelon Association since 2005, is planning to retire in 2023. Morrissey officially retires Feb. 26 at the end of the NWA’s annual convention in Asheville, North Carolina. [caption... more »

Rupp Seeds sells grain and forage division to focus on vegetables

Rupp Seeds, Wauseon, Ohio, has sold its grain and forage seed business to Rob-See-Co, of Elkhorn, Nebraska, to focus investments and research on its vegetables seed business. “We have great opportunity to expand our product... more »

USDA-ARS working to boost nutritional bounty of carrots, onions

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are looking to beef up your salad – not with complementary slices of tender chicken, steak or other meat but rather new, improved varieties of carrot and onion. Philipp Simon,... more »

Strawberry growers globally could benefit from UF/IFAS powdery mildew research

Strawberry farmers worldwide may get help from new University of Florida research that shows a way to battle one of the fruit’s fiercest foes. The key: combine genomic data with phenomics. The genome amounts to... more »

Ohio group awards funding to beginning farmers impacted by pandemic

The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association is awarding $30,000 in microgrants to beginning farmers across the state impacted by the pandemic. The OEFFA Begin Farming Pandemic Relief Microgrants are intended to mitigate the pandemic’s... more »

Farmer Veteran Coalition awards $470K in equipment, grants

Farmer Veteran Coalition announced $470,000 given in awards and equipment to veterans across the country through the Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund. It's the largest amount awarded in program history. The Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund provides... more »

Breeding cucurbits for disease resistance sought

Phytophthora fruit rot and downy mildew have been identified by cucumber commodity groups as the disease priorities for researchers developing resistant lines. That message has been carried to genetic researchers across the country through USDA’s... more »

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