Sweet Corn

High tech helps UF breed tastier sweet corn

University of Florida (UF) scientists are using high-tech practices to improve the characteristics of sweet corn at the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ (UF/IFAS) Sweet Corn Genomics and Breeding lab. They’re also participating... more »

SE Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference kicks-off

Vegetable Growers News managing editor Chris Koger is attending the Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference in Savannah, Georgia. At the Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference, growers are attending sessions,... more »

Report: flooding fields help farmers, wildlife

Mississippi Delta farmers may reap the benefits for flooding their fields during the fall and winter. U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are studying the practice of managed flooding to create temporary... more »

Mid-Atlantic convention features Growing Farmers leader

A grower entrepreneur will be the keynote speaker for the 2023 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention. The show has also released information on its grower-oriented educational sessions. Michael Kilpatrick, who runs the online farmer education... more »

New report estimates Hurricane Ian damage

Hurricane Ian caused up to $1.8 billion in losses to Florida agriculture production and infrastructure, according to an Oct. 24 report from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS). While the damage estimate... more »

Company unifies all brands under Oxbo

Netherlands-based Ploeger Oxbo Group has unified all of its brands under the Oxbo brand. The equipment company had sold its products under the Oxbo, Ploeger, Bourgoin and FMC brands. Unifying under the Oxbo brand name will... more »

Purdue’s vegetable field day offers networking, education

Vegetable farming and growing vegetables in the home garden is important for many people in Northwest Indiana. Farmers and gardeners can increase their knowledge in vegetable production at an Aug. 9 field day from Purdue... more »

Virginia Produce, Harris Teeter support ag scholarships

In May and June, produce supplier Virginia Produce Co.’s partnership with Harris Teeter stores through the Growing America’s Farmers (GAF) promotional program generated $18,000 in scholarship and grant funds for Virginia FFA students. The Hillsville,... more »

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