Commission proposes cut to collective bargaining in Ontario

The Farm Products Marketing Commission in Ontario, Canada has proposed switching to a free market system for the region's vegetable sector. The switch would remove the price negotiating powers of the Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers (OPVG). According... more »

Organic ag tour set at Carrington Research Center

Organic crop production management, organic variety trials and organic vegetable research are the focus of a tour being held during the North Dakota State University Carrington Research Extension Center’s annual field tours July 19. This... more »

Avoid ticks when scouting crops in Michigan

June is the typical time in Michigan to check field emergence and early season pest problems. As you start visiting fields, keep ticks in the back of your mind, especially if you live in the... more »

Breeding companies to host Summer Vegetable Trials

For the second year in a row, vegetable breeding companies will host Summer Vegetable Trials via open houses and field days. This event will be held in six locations from Aug. 8-19. Attendees will have the... more »

Meeting your food safety needs one bin at a time

The Food Safety Modernization Act is changing they way growers view food safety. Improvements are being made to packing lines and sanitation. Wood bins are being recycled and plastic alternatives are being purchased. RFID tags... more »

How USDA stopped Florida’s Oriental fruit fly outbreak

There’s a good reason why USDA and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) constantly monitor more than 56,000 fruit fly traps they have strategically placed across Florida. An outbreak of exotic fruit... more »

Climate change may redraw map of places to grow cold-sensitive crops

Oregon almonds and Louisiana oranges? It could be if future projections in hardiness zones come to fruition. A new study by University of Idaho (UI) researchers uses climate models to assess how the coldest temperature recorded... more »

Syngenta awards Grow More Vegetables grants

Syngenta has announced the recipients of the Syngenta Grow More Vegetables seed grant program, selected from applicants nationwide. The three honorees will be awarded garden grant packages that support their efforts to educate local communities on the... more »

Seminis announces new Downy mildew hybrids

During the Pickle Packers International annual meeting, Seminis announced the launch of DM Defense, a line of Downy mildew resistant pickling cucumber seed for the 2016 growing season. “The control options for Downy mildew for... more »

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