Rutgers develops nutrient-packed lettuce

Blueberries may have been dubbed a "superfood" by some, but the fruit may have met its match with a new variety of lettuce developed by Rutgers University. ... Read More


Citrus growers cope with drought

Besides the usual challenges associated with producing a viable citrus crop, California growers this season are struggling through what the governor’s office says is “the driest year in recorded state history.” ... Read More


Three-pronged program attacks HLB

California’s citrus industry has partnered with state and federal authorities to put together a three-pronged program to combat citrus greening, or huanglongbing, a disease that has devastated much of Florida’s citrus crop as well as crops in ... Read More


Valent inks deal to distribute MGK products

Walnut Creek, Calif.-based Valent U.S.A. has inked a deal with Golden Valley, Minn.-based McLaughlin Gormley King to market its insecticide products beginning April 1, 2015. ... Read More


SF produce mart celebrates new building

More than 150 produce merchants, city leaders and community members joined to celebrate the completion of the first phase of the San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market’s expansion. ... Read More


Grant focuses on leafy greens best practices

A two-year project will bring participants in the fruit and vegetable supply chain together to determine best practices for sharing of performance metrics related to input use. ... Read More

Wal-Mart adds detail to sustainability plans
Wal-Mart is adding some detail to its recent pledge to create a more sustainable food system, revealing goals to help farmers manage input use and changes in buying practices aimed to reduce fruit and vegetable waste.
Green bean volumes down 50% for Thanksgiving
Grower-shippers expect ample high-quality supplies of most Thanksgiving produce staples this year, with green beans the notable exception.


California sets citrus psyllid quarantine around San Jose
The California Department of Food and Agriculture has quarantined a 99-square-mile area of Santa Clara County around San Jose after multiple Asian citrus psyllids were found in a residential area.
Zebra chip group honored for research
A multi-state research effort into zebra chip led by Texas A&M AgriLife Research was recognized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Oct. 23.
Beckman tapped as COO of Live Oak Farms
Veteran tomato industry leader Ed Beckman has been named to the newly created post of chief operating officer of Le Grand, Calif.-based Live Oak Farms.



The Grower's Citrus & Vegetable magazine, October 2014

  •   Clemson, Florida programs evaluate strawberry fungicide efficacy

  •   Florida tomato growers get 'fresh' with partnership

  •   Subway produce buyer urges supply chain to work together

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