Saturday, January 31, 2015

Top Stories

Me want cauliflower!

By Produce Grower Staff

The ‘eat brighter!’ marketing program uses Sesame Street to connect with young consumers. More

Winter produce is coming

By Neil Moran

A collection of growers in Minnesota are perfecting deep winter greenhouses, allowing the region to battle developing food deserts. More

Agents of control

By Raymond Cloyd

Get the dossier on three biological control agents that could help control a fungus gnat population, including: predatory mites, rove beetles and entomopathogenic nematodes. More

Growing an oasis

By Chris Mosby

One urban grower is sowing the seeds of community in a food desert, one plant at a time. More

Keep it clean

By Martha Filipic

How does Salmonella contaminate tomatoes? That question is driving research by Ohio State University scientists and their Canadian collaborators as they work to find ways to control the problem. More

Product Spotlight

Hydro-Gro Leafy

CropKing introduces Hydro-Gro Leafy Fertilizer for the commercial and hobby hydroponic grower seeking a complete and cost-effective hydroponic... More

Latest News

Produce Grower magazine launches Facebook presence

The new page will allow readers to interact with staff and get the latest articles. More

Market access expands for U.S. grown apples to China

Agreement expected to boost apple exports by $100 million per year. More

USDA begins work on organic agriculture survey

The survey will gather data on all known organic producers including those certified, exempt from certification and transitioning to certified organic production. More

National Institute of Food and Agriculture and Agricultural Marketing Service conduct grant workshops

THe workshops will help grant applicants understand, develop and submit Federal grant applications for the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program. More

Avocado trend shows significant increase

1.9 billion lbs of "America's favorite fruit" were sold in the U.S. in 2014. More

USDA appoints Director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Susan T. Mayne has accepted the position. More

The real price of peas

Peas produce more than 10 times their own weight in greenhouse gas emissions if flown in from outside Europe. More

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Gutter system for strawberry production

Mark Kroggel, University of Arizona, discusses the components of a gutter system for strawberry production. More