Strawberries

Registration opens for SE Regional growers conference

Registration is open for the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference. The event, scheduled for Jan. 11-14 in Savannah, Georgia, is marketed as the largest educational conference and trade show in the southeastern U.S. that... more »

PVGA changes headquarters, seeks new board member nominations

The Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association has changed its contact information and is also seeking nominations for growers to serve on its board of directors. With the hiring of Wanner Associates to manage the association, the... more »

PVGA contracts with management firm for executive leadership

Directors of the Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association (PVGA) have approved allowing a management firm to run their grower organization. Wanner Associates of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, will manage the PVGA. During a May 30 special board meeting,... more »

Vertical farming operator Oishii names new chief commercial officer

Oishii, a vertical farming operator, has appointed Rita Hudetz as chief commercial officer. Hudetz’s consumer packaged goods background will add to Oishii’s executive leadership team. Hudetz will lead Oishii’s growth strategy, scaling the company’s retail... more »

Cal Pol Strawberry Center Field Day sets attendance record

Nearly 500 strawberry growers, shippers, processors, researchers and agricultural stakeholders gathered for the seventh annual Cal Poly Strawberry Center Field Day. The event, on Aug. 3, is the largest research and education event for the... more »

AgroFresh acquires postharvest tech company Tessara

AgroFresh Solutions Inc. has acquired Tessara, a postharvest solutions provider. The acquisition expands AgroFresh’s footprint in food waste reduction and freshness solutions for table grapes and berries and bolsters the organization’s impact in growing regions in... more »

Test developed for detecting cyclospora in berries, leafy greens and herbs

A test that speeds detection of a human diarrheal disease than causes illnesses and outbreaks in fresh produce including berries, leafy greens and herbs has been developed. Since 2018, more than 8,000 cases of cyclosporiasis... more »

Seven takeaways from benchmark survey of markets

Penn State Extension’s Farm Markets team works with a Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) grant from the USDA-Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). The awarded project is titled Building Dynamic Marketplaces & Stronger Networks for Pennsylvania's Direct... more »

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