Vegetable Crops to Solve Malnutrition, Obesity

Jaci Schreckengost Top Posts, Vegetables

A Clemson University researcher has a goal of solving health issues by using vegetable and specialty crops. Dil Thavarajah, assistant professor at Clemson University, has researched how certain crops may have a hand in helping solve malnutrition and obesity. While working with this same goal in research for legume crops, Thavarajah noticed there was a…

Hormones to Manage Nutsedge in Florida Crops

Jaci Schreckengost Top Posts, Vegetables

Researchers are examining the use of hormones to control the most difficult weed for vegetable and specialty crop growers in Florida. Ramdas Kanissery, assistant professor at the University of Florida's (UF) Horticultural Sciences Department at the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center in Immokalee, said hormone use might be able to help growers prevent this…

Fruit and Vegetable Production Featured at Annual Conference in Clanton

Abbey Taylor Fruit, Industry News Release, Top Posts, Vegetables

The state’s horticulture producers picked up on fresh industry insights during the Alabama Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (AFVGA) annual conference and trade show in Clanton Nov. 16-17. Over 200 farmers and industry leaders attended the meeting, where workshop topics covered food safety, marketing, insect management, labor, peach production and more. AFVGA Executive Director Mac…

Ornamental Pumpkin

Tour Shows Ornamental Pumpkin Big Business

Dan Cooper Produce, Top Posts, Vegetables

HM.Clause seed company led a pumpkin tour through San Joaquin, Santa Clara, and San Benito Counties showcasing the vibrant pumpkin breeds and ornamental business that consumes the month of October. A visit with longtime squash and pumpkin breeder Theodore "Ted" Superak provided some history of pumpkin breeds. Superak started breeding in the 1970's when the…

Fresh from Florida at PMA’s Fresh Summit

Jaci Schreckengost Top Posts, Vegetables

Fresh from Florida growers attended the Produce Marketing Association's (PMA) Fresh Summit Convention and Expo in New Orleans on Oct. 19–21 to continue the tradition of showing the array of fruit and vegetable crops Florida growers produce. Chris Denmark, development representative supervisor for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, was in Louisiana for…

Artichokes: High-Profit Potential for Florida

Abbey Taylor Research, Top Posts, Vegetables

By Shinsuke Agehara Artichokes may look tough to eat, but they are a superfood in so many ways. They are immature, edible buds surrounded by layers of triangular petals. The edible portions consist primarily of the fleshy lower part of each petal and the large fleshy base, known as the “heart.” To enjoy the whole…

Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference Registration Open

Jaci Schreckengost Fruit, Top Posts, Vegetables

Online registration for the 2018 Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference has officially opened! The event will be held in Savannah, Georgia, on Jan. 11–14. Samantha Kilgore, director of communications for the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, said the goals of the event are to give fruit and vegetable growers and industry leaders the…