California galas off to early start

California galas are off to their earliest start in years for some growers. ... Read More


Sweet potato markets tight heading into harvests

Sweet potato prices should stay high until September, when new-crop volume shipments begin. ... Read More


Food bloggers tour California strawberries

WATSONVILLE, Calif. — Right in the field and in catered dishes, 10 food bloggers got up close and personal with strawberry flavors and saw some of the challenges growers face in a tour hosted by the California Strawberry Commission. ... Read More


Strong California lettuce market eases

SALINAS, Calif. — A strong market for California lettuce loosened its grip on buyers a bit in mid-July, but there was no mercy in pricing on romaine hearts. ... Read More


Basciani expands into blackberries

As it prepares to celebrate its 90th anniversary, Basciani Mushroom Farms, Avondale, Pa., is diversifying, adding blueberries to its offerings. ... Read More


Vidalia onion growers say new disease hasn’t hurt crop

Yellow bud bacteria has been spreading through the Vidalia onion growing region in recent years, but it is not considered an imminent threat and growers have not lost measurable volumes because of it. ... Read More

EPA registers generic fungicides
The Environmental Protection Agency has registered Azoxy SC and AzoxyProp Xtra from Roseburg, Ore.-based Wildwood USA.
UPDATED: Wawona stone fruit recall spurred by Australian tests
(UPDATED COVERAGE, July 22) As a recall of stone fruit from Wawona Packing Co. expanded to Canada, the California company responded to consumers’ questions, explaining that an Australian importer’s discovery of minute levels of listeria on three peaches spurred the international recall.


Church Bros. repeats win at mascot race
SALINAS, Calif. — Church Bros. LLC took its second straight victory in the annual produce mascot race to benefit Salinas nonprofit Ag Against Hunger.
Louisiana sweet potato acres rebound
Louisiana sweet potato acres appear to be rebounding, with growers planting more than 9,000 this year.
USDA triples emergency water assistance to California
The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to provide $9.7 million in emergency water assistance to 73,000 residents of 11 California counties severely affected by the drought.



Citrus + Vegetable Magazine, June-July 2014

  •   Citrus department retools promotional efforts

  •   Take steps to fight Palmer pigweed before it's a problem

  •   Study shows off water-saving precision irrigation techniques

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