Vegetables

Georgia watermelon season kicks off with ‘quality’ crop

Sweet, refreshing Georgia watermelon is in a store near you. The 2019 watermelon crop is expected to have the crisp, sweet flavor and high quality unique to Georgia watermelon.  Georgia growers report that after two... more »

Broccoli stays America’s favorite vegetable in 2019

Broccoli remains Americans’ favorite vegetable, according to a survey conducted by major vegetable brand Green Giant. The brand polled thousands in the U.S. in an open-ended survey released just in time for National Eat Your... more »

Enza Zaden breeding greens for indoor farming

Enza Zaden will bring its expertise in breeding vegetables for high-tech controlled environment agriculture and vertical farms to the upcoming AgTech Innovation Summit June 19-20 in New York City. The second annual Indoor AgTech Innovation... more »

Driscoll’s debuts sweeter, ‘rosé’ strawberry products

Strawberry heavyweight Driscoll’s on June 12 rolled out new varieties bred for color and taste. Driscoll’s new products are Rosé Berries, which the company describes as “blush-colored strawberries and raspberries bred for their unique color... more »

Effective weed control brings better onion stands, higher yields

Onion growers should have and follow a weed control plan for season-long weed control. Research has demonstrated that a few weeds in an onion field, especially during the first few weeks of growth, may reduce... more »

Georgia growers need to apply fungicides to curb downy mildew disease

Georgia vegetable farmers should be on alert as downy mildew disease has been spotted in at least three southern Georgia counties this spring. Additional counties could follow as weather conditions remained favorable for the disease... more »

California processing tomato acreage stays steady

As of May 15, California’s tomato processors reported they have or will have contracts for 12.1 million tons of processing tomatoes for 2019, according to a survey conducted by USDA NASS’ Pacific Regional Office. This... more »

$10M grants available for specialty crop multi-state program

The USDA June 3 announced $10 million available for competitive grant funding in the 2019 Specialty Crop Multi-State Program (SCMP). Grants are awarded to state departments of agriculture to fund collaborative, multi-state projects that address food safety,... more »


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