Carrots

Certified organic product sales hit record

Organic sales are on the rise. In the U.S., organic product sales have hit a record, according to a report. Sales of certified organic products approached $70 billion in 2023, a record for the sector.... more »

Michigan carrot growers support marketing program continuation

Michigan’s carrot producers have voted to continue the Michigan Carrot Industry Development Program. The program will continue for an additional five years, ending July 7, 2029. A total of four valid ballots were cast in... more »

Fresha expands carrot growing in Georgia

Fresha, a grower of locally grown carrots, has expanded its operational footprint by acquiring a south Georgia facility. The facility, located in Sparks, Georgia, between Tifton and Valdosta, Georgia, provides the Morris, Minnesota-based Fresha the... more »

Michigan carrots growers to vote on future of program

Michigan’s carrot producers will be voting on whether to continue the Carrot Industry Development Program. Voting in the referendum conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) will be from April 1-12.... more »

California winter vegetables thriving in Imperial Valley

Winter vegetable harvest is in full swing in California's Imperial Valley, and growers say the conditions this season have been close to perfect. “I’ve had a great growing season. Everything is on time and beautiful,... more »

Sustainability key to Terranova’s success

At Terranova Ranch, sustainability and concern for the environment fuel efficient growth of numerous vegetables, winegrapes and nuts. The San Joaquin Valley operation of 9,000 acres, in Helm, California, employs technology and new growing practices... more »

USDA-ARS working to boost nutritional bounty of carrots, onions

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are looking to beef up your salad – not with complementary slices of tender chicken, steak or other meat but rather new, improved varieties of carrot and onion. Philipp Simon,... more »

Registration open for 2022 Carrot Research Symposium

The Annual Carrot Research Symposium, March 21, will focus on the latest information in research and activities related to carrots. Sponsored by the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE), the half-day virtual symposium will begin... more »

Markets recovering from COVID-19

Vegetable growers’ biggest obstacle seems to be market demand diminished by the COVID-19 pandemic that for months shut down restaurants and food service, and complicated farm operations and distribution. In early June, growers were getting... more »

Cool-season vegetable rotation effective practice

Issues with weeds, insects and disease make certified organic production of vegetables challenging in the southeastern United States. Maintaining and building soil organic carbon in midscale organic production systems can also be difficult due to... more »

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