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Class 21 of Produce Industry Leadership Program announced at United Fresh

The United Fresh Produce Association is pleased to announce the 12 members of the 2015-2016 United Fresh Produce Industry Leadership Program Leadership Class 21. Sponsored by a grant from DuPont Crop Protection, this program was... more »

Kingdom Fresh Farms invests in new tomato equipment

In an effort to improve efficiencies to meet increased volumes, Kingdom Fresh Farms has recently installed new tomato sorting equipment.The new machinery will provide not only labor and financial savings, but also increase output, according... more »

Pure Flavor, Enza Zaden team up in pepper agreement

Pure Flavor and Enza Zaden have partnered to make Pure Flavor one of the exclusive marketers to grow and market the Tribelli branded mini pepper for North American consumers.According to a news release, Tribelli is... more »

Miticide registered for use in California

Nealta miticide from BASF has received registration for use in California. Nealta miticide delivers long-lasting control of spider mites at all life stages through a unique mode of action. It is labeled for use on... more »

Farming like you expect bacterial diseases

One consistent theme over the past several years has been the specter of dealing with bacterial diseases in our tomato fields and high tunnels. Bacterial speck, spot and canker have become regular challenges for Pennsylvania... more »

Conveyor machine keeps harvest labor costs down

When Jim Abma began growing produce on a large scale a few years ago for his family's 85-year-old farm in Wyckoff, New Jersey, he realized he had a problem.Long-time poultry farmers, Abma Farm had been... more »

Maintain quality during postharvest handling

Successful marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables depends on maintaining the quality through harvest and beyond.Marita Cantwell, postharvest specialist at the University of California, Davis, said in a presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Fruit & Vegetable... more »

UGA entomologist researching thrips to control tomato spotted wilt virus

A University of Georgia entomologist is searching for a way to control tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) by studying thrips — the insect that carries the disease.Thrips pass TSWV to crops, like peanuts and vegetables,... more »

Nimitz receives Michigan exemption for carrots

Raleigh, North Carolina-based Adama issued a news release April 27 stating the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) has issued a Crisis Exemption under Section 18 of FIFRA for use of Nimitz 480... more »

Fracture fungicide gets California, Florida registration

Growers in California and Florida now have a fungicide with a new mode of action for disease management in almonds, grapes, strawberries and tomatoes.According to a news release, recently registered for use in California and... more »


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