Tomato veteran Ed 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. ... Read More


Michigan State launches search engine for tree fruit pests

Michigan State University has launched a website——designed to make it easier to search and identify diseases, insect and mite pests, and beneficials of tree fruit. ... Read More


Adama introduces low-VOC pesticide umbrella brand

Raleign, N.C.-based Adama plans to market its reformulated pesticides that contain low levels of volatile organic compounds under the Voxien brand umbrella. ... Read More


CMI introduces Honeycrisp pouches

Columbia Marketing International has launched a pouch bag line for Queen Bee Honeycrisp apples. Tested earlier this fall, it’s expanded to nationwide distribution in response to retail demand, according to the company. ... Read More


Purchase boosts Mack Farms potato, watermelon acreage

Mack Farms Inc. is increasing its Florida potato and watermelon acreage and expanding into other items by purchasing a large south Florida operation. ... Read More


Southern Corporate Packers increases acreage, adds products

IMMOKALEE, Fla. — Southern Corporate Packers Inc., is increasing acreage, growing some new items and expanding production of a commodity that isn’t widely grown in the fall. ... Read More

Pilot program links beekeepers, pesticide applicators online
Through a pilot program, Clemson University specialists have brought beekeepers and pesticide applicators together online so they work together to reduce accidental bee and hive poisonings.
Bailey Farms recalls serrano peppers
Pepper grower Bailey Farms Inc. has recalled more than three tons of serrano peppers sent to retailers and wholesalers after a positive test for salmonella.


CA Grown builds on tourism partnership
ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Buy California program has been around for nearly 20 years in one form or another to promote crops grown in the state.
Bayer sponsors innovative grower award
Bayer CropScience wants to recognize a specialty crop grower who has used innovative thoughts, practices or technology to increase quality and yields, increase public access to produce or increase demand by promoting health benefits.
California grape volumes high for holidays
ANAHEIM, Calif. — As California table grapes move through their heaviest shipping months of the year, volumes are close on the heels of last year’s record crop of 116 million 19-pound boxes.



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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