Vegetables

Artificial intelligence used in hybrid tomato breeding

Agtech company Seed-X, which specializes in seed qualification during the breeding process, and TomaTech, a tomato seed breeding company, recently announced a pilot program of seed analysis using artificial intelligence.... more »

Program educates onion farmers to fight pests, cut chemical sprays

Until recently, New York onion farmers had just two insecticide options for controlling onion thrips, a pervasive insect pest, and neither was good. One was short-lived, the other was dangerous to work with – and... more »

Melon-linked illness outbreak over, contamination source not found

A 10-state outbreak of Salmonella Carrau illness linked to pre-cut melon products appears to be over, government agencies announced last week. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centers for Disease... more »

Researchers identify the genetic underpinnings of modern tomato

It’s summer, and Georgia gardeners are anxiously awaiting their first tomato harvest. Just in time for those first tomato sandwiches, researchers at the University of Georgia have helped unlock the mystery of what separates today’s... more »

Celery growers to harvest rewards of diet trend

Vegetable growers are gearing up to supply consumers’ growing interest in celery as a diet food. Sammy Duda is the senior vice president of national operations for Duda Farm Fresh Foods, the parent company of... more »

Van Groningen growers diversify crop selection

Fourth-generation growers lead Van Groningen & Sons, and with a fifth crop of family in the field, so to speak, the vertical grower-shipper-marketer is prepared to navigate the future of produce. What started as a... more »

Wilson Produce establishes year-round production of organic mini cucumbers

Wilson Produce recently launched an organic mini cucumber product that lines up with the fourth-generation family farm’s growth plans. The production of organic mini cucumbers means... more »

E. coli outbreak still impacting New Jersey lettuce growers

Growers in New Jersey say they are still feeling the effects of two recalls due to the discovery of E.coli, even though the bacteria strain was discovered on lettuce from farms in California and Arizona.... more »


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