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Watch out for spider mites in high tunnels in hot weather

In hot dry weather spider mite populations can spike quickly. Although the weather this summer has been far from dry, where high tunnels have protected from the frequent rains, spider mites have been a problem.DamageSpider... more »

Breeding, energy, shelf life will drive the future of storage

What might produce storage look like in the future? Several experts shared their thoughts with VGN.Randy Beaudry, a horticulture professor at Michigan State University, said storage technology has pushed produce about as hard as it... more »

CIFT, OFBF announce Ohio Signature Food Contest winners

The Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) and the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF)sponsored the Ohio Signature Food Contest which showcases many new products ready to take that next step – actual product development.CIFT vice... more »

Pure Flavor partners with Sakata to introduce Marzanito

Pure Flavor announced another exclusive agreement within the recent months. This mini San Marzano style tomato from Sakata will be marketed under the Marzanito name from Pure Flavor available throughout North America. “At Sakata, our... more »

Late blight, downy mildew confirmed on East Coast

On Monday, late blight was confirmed in two tomato fields in Morris County in Northern New Jersey. These are the first reports on tomato in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions.Previous reports, the closest of which... more »

Stenzel, Gombas, Guenther appointed to USDA advisory committees

United Fresh's President and CEO, Tom Stenzel, along with Senior Vice President, Food Safety and Technology, Dave Gombas, and Senior Vice President of Public Policy, Robert Guenther, have been appointed by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack... more »

Managing bacterial spot in tomato

Bacterial spot is becoming an increasingly devastating disease of tomato in the mid-Atlantic region. Not only can the pathogen directly damage the fruit, severe foliar infection can lead to defoliation reducing both the quality and... more »

Using proper herbicide formulations to prevent damage

In many cases, the grower themselves did not apply herbicides that caused damage to their crops; a neighboring farmer did. It is important to remember that you are responsible for drift, and legal measures can... more »

Sakata Seed America earns GSPP accreditation

Sakata Seed America announced their GSPP certification, as of May 2015.GSPP, or 'Good Seed and Plant Practices' accreditation, is an accreditation system based on a process approach (prophylactic measures) to prevent seed and plant transmitted... more »

Vestaron receives California registration

Vestaron Corporation announced that its VST-006330-EP biopesticide has received a product registration and master label from California's Department of Pesticide Regulation. This follows last year's registration with EPA and subsequent label expansion last month.VST-006330-EP will... more »


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