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Florida blueberries running late, small supplies driving demand

BARTOW, Fla. — Buyers should expect high volumes of late spring blueberries as delayed Florida volume hits the market. ... Read More

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Six to join Texas Produce Hall of Fame

The Texas Produce Hall of Fame has six new members this year, including two of the most recognizable faces in the Texas produce industry.

John McClung, longtime president of the Mission-based Texas International Produce Association, ... Read More

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California registers FMC insecticide-miticide

The California Department of Pesticide Registration has registered Gladiator insecticide-miticide from Philadelphia-based FMC Agricultural Solutions for use on a wide array of crops and pests. ... Read More

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Northwest cherry optimism runs high

YAKIMA, Wash. — The 2014 Northwest cherry crop has the potential to exceed 20 million boxes in 2014. ... Read More

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Ocean Mist adds baby broccoli

Ocean Mist Farms has added baby broccoli to its vegetable lineup. ... Read More

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Watermelon bin bids for nationwide adoption

The National Watermelon Association is urging retailers, shippers and paper companies to replace existing watermelon bins with a new preprint bin aimed at a consistent look nationwide and fewer stock-keeping units. ... Read More

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Artichoke peak volume ending
CASTROVILLE, Calif. — A late Easter and an early start for peak artichoke production meant holiday tables laden with California’s official state vegetable relied more this year on medium and smaller sizes.
Rainier Fruit, Naturipe mark sustainability gains
Improvements in social and environmental responsibility at Rainier Fruit Co. and Naturipe Farms — partners in Pro*Act’s Greener Fields Together sustainability and local produce initiative — are outlined in new case studies.

 

Pheromones enhance cranberry weevil traps
A blend of four pheromones caught significantly more cranberry weevils on yellow sticky traps than unbaited controls.
New farm bill increases investments in specialty crops
That sound you heard on Feb. 7 most likely was a collective popping of champagne corks throughout agricultural circles when President Obama signed the Agriculture Act of 2014 – better known as the farm bill – into law.
Broccoli offers winter production opportunities for Florida
Most U.S. broccoli production occurs in the western United States. However, rising fuel and transportation costs may make it difficult for distribution to eastern markets to remain economically viable.

 

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Citrus + Vegetable Magazine, April 2014

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