Carolina Strongback beats nematodes, fusarium

Carolina Strongback’s the name. Protecting melons is the game. A watermelon tough enough to handle the fusarium wilt and soil nematodes has been bred by scientists from the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Clemson... more »

Container-grown greens go commercial

Container-farmed greens took one small step closer to humankind on Sept. 30, as a large west Michigan foodservice distributor and a Brooklyn, New York-based urban ag startup announced a partnership. Square Roots showed off basil... more »

LG to debut indoor gardening appliance for greens and herbs

LG Electronics (LG) will unveil an indoor gardening appliance... more »

Horticultural specialties, organic growers surveyed

The 2019 Census of Horticultural Specialties and the 2019 Organic Survey are both underway now and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is asking those who receive questionnaires to respond quickly... more »

Nominees sought for watermelon promotion board

The USDA recently announced that it is seeking nominations of qualified watermelon producers and handlers for four seats on the National Watermelon Promotion Board. Secretary Sonny Perdue will appoint individuals to serve terms of office... more »

‘Christmas Lights’ ornamental peppers bred

John Stommel is a plant geneticist, but he should probably be known as Professor Pepper. Stommel has devoted much of his 30-year career at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) to breeding and releasing unique pepper varieties... more »

Dr. Oz talks romaine and recommends iceberg

The Dr. Oz Show recently aimed to address salad safety, a current concern for many consumers. Dr. Oz is a big advocate for including leafy greens and lettuce in your diet and wants to make... more »

Survey shows 2018 berry prices in New York state

In 2019, Cornell Food Industry Management Program in conjunction with the NYS Berry Growers Association distributed a berry pricing survey to commercial berry growers across New York state. The survey collected 2018 price information so... more »

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