Sweet Corn

Production of five popular vegetables relies on foreign labor

In 2019, tomatoes for the fresh market, harvested by hand, were valued at $705 million, while sweet corn production, typically harvested by hand or machine, was valued at $652 million, and sweet potatoes, for which... more »

Managing damping off in direct-seeded vegetables

With the current cold and wet spring conditions, the risk of damping-off caused by pythium and phytophthora species is high. If/when the conditions shift to warmer and drier, fusarium and rhizoctonia species will be the primary causes of... more »

Five Crowns Marketing expands year-round marketing

Crops production spanning the calendar year is a great marketing capability – that’s why California’s Five Crowns Marketing has evolved into a shipping-packing operation that sources produce from several countries in both the American continents.... more »

Some heat-tolerant vegetable varieties to consider

As you make your variety selections for 2020 you might want to consider trying a few heat tolerant varieties. Some vegetables, such as eggplant, okra and sweet potatoes, are inherently very heat tolerant. In other... more »

California sweet corn season around the corner

As Americans across the nation are starting to adjust to life at home, quarantine is about to get a little sweeter with the start of California sweet corn set for mid-April. “With the number of... more »

California vegetable value goes up while acres down

The value of California’s 2019 utilized vegetable production rose to $7.864 billion, 7.3% above the 2018 value according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Pacific Regional Field Office. Increases in the value of... more »

Sweet corn seeds market set for strong revival

Demand of sweet corn seeds is expected to grow exponentially and is projected to generate $216 million during forecast period 2019-2029. The growing vegetables seeds market is projected to propel the growth of sweet corn seeds... more »

Branch touts industry leadership through sustainability efforts

Branch: A Family of Farms continues to prove itself a leader in the industry through their significant progress on sustainability focused initiatives. This past year the grower of sweet corn, based in South Bay, Florida,... more »


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