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  • SATURDAY: EPA Administrator to Deliver Remarks at Third Annual Broccoli Festival

    On Saturday, April 25, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will give remarks at the Third Annual Broccoli City Festival's Earth Day celebration. Administrator McCarthy will speak about EPA's efforts to implement President Obama's Climate Action Plan by building more resilient communities and curbing the carbon pollution fueling climate change through its proposed Clean Power Plan. At the core of ...

  • SATURDAY: EPA Administrator to Deliver Remarks at Third Annual Broccoli Festival

    On Saturday, April 25, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will give remarks at the Third Annual Broccoli City Festival's Earth Day celebration. Administrator McCarthy will speak about EPA's efforts to implement President Obama's Climate Action Plan by building more resilient communities and curbing the carbon pollution fueling climate change through its proposed Clean Power Plan. At the core of ...

  • Selective broccoli harvester increases uniformity and quality of the product

    Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture is developing a harvester for broccoli. This robot is different from other mechanical harvesters by adding a selectivity feature: an intelligent Computer Vision system registers and selects only the broccoli of a pre-determined exact size and leaves the remainder until another optimal harvesting moment is reached. A broccoli crop does not grow in an uniform ...

  • Living mulch, organic fertilizer tested on broccoli

    Cover crops provide many benefits to agricultural production systems, including soil and nutrient retention, resources and habitat for beneficial organisms, and weed suppression. In regions where short growing seasons can hinder the establishment of productive cover crops between cash crop growing periods, living mulch systems may provide vegetable crop growers with opportunities to establish ...

  • Scientists remove reliance on seasonality in new lines of broccoli, potentially doubling crop production

    Scientists at the John Innes Centre are developing a new line of fast-growing sprouting broccoli that goes from seed to harvest in 8-10 weeks. It has the potential to deliver two full crops a season in-field or it can be grown all year round in protected conditions, which could help with continuity of supply, as growers would no longer be reliant on seasonal weather conditions. The part of the ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Simulated Seawater Flooding Decreases Growth of Vegetable Seedlings

    Crop production in coastal areas is threatened by seawater intrusion, which increases soil salinity. Excessive salinity in soil and irrigation water, in combination with waterlogging, can significantly affect the growth and quality for agricultural crops, especially those vegetables that are sensitive to salinity. A new study determined salt-tolerant vegetable seedlings for coastal area ...

  • A Focus on Crop Yields – Liquid Fertiliser Tanks To Lower Overheads

    Aberdeen Press and Journal discuss this week how arable farmers can cut costs and boost yields. To leverage a return on investment, growers must of course minimise the cost per tonne produced and one such way of doing this is to maximise crop yield. But obviously, according to BASF’s Scottish agronomy manager, Dudley Kitching, there is no ‘silver bullet’ to achieve increased ...


    By ENDURAMAXX Storage Tanks

  • Japan`s frozen vegetables imports hit a new high, nearly half from China

    The surge in fresh vegetable prices is driving Japanese retailers to expand the range of frozen products. In 2018, the import of frozen vegetables in Japan has reached a record high for two consecutive years. According to data released by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, imports in 2018 increased by 4% from the previous year to 1.05 million tons, higher than the record high ...

  • Possible Listeria Contamination in Salad Dressing Causes Recall

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Wednesday, October 29, 2013, that there will be a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recall for broccoli salad kit products, due to concerns about possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination in the salad dressing. The sum of 22,849 pounds of broccoli salad kits have been recalled by both Taylor ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Potassium permanganate controlling plant diseases and pests

    Potassium permanganate is a strong oxidant, strong sterilization, disinfection for control vegetable seedling damping-off, blight, downy mildew, soft rot, wilt, root rot, virus good disease and other effects. Together, rich in manganese, potassium, there are bound to crop yield. Seed disinfection with warm water cabbage, broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables seeds 1 hour, then potassium ...

  • First lady, first book, and others launch summer initiative to curb childhood obesity and reading loss

    First Lady Michelle Obama, four Cabinet Secretaries, and representatives from First Book and the Corporation for National and Community Service gathered today to launch United We Serve: Let"s Read. Let"s Move. The new initiative will get more Americans volunteering to combat childhood obesity and summer learning loss among youth. At today"s launch event, the First Lady and Congressional leaders ...

  • Free trade agreements provide export hope for struggling Australian vegetable growers

    Recently concluded free trade agreements with Japan, South Korea and China could pave the way for greater exports of premium Australian vegetable products according to a discussion paper released today by AUSVEG titled ‘Exporting Australia’s vegetables to the Middle East & Asia: Market analysis & overview.’ “Lower returns domestically can be attributed to an ...


    By AUSVEG

  • AXXE Broad Spectrum Herbicide Now Approved for Use in Food and Cannabis Production in Canada

    Under the authority of the Pest Control Products Act, BioSafe Systems’ AXXE Broad Spectrum Herbicide has been approved for foliar spray treatment around food crops and cannabis in Canada. The approved label reads: AXXE Broad Spectrum Herbicide can now be used around berries, grapes, orchards, carrots, ginseng, onions, potatoes, hops, cannabis, nursery crops (field and container-grown ...


    By BioSafe Systems, LLC

  • Costs put crunch on carrot growers’ profits

    Aussie carrot growers are experiencing tough financial conditions, similar to many other vegetable producers, as increasing costs drive falling returns, according to data from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES). The latest data illustrates that carrot growers’ returns, on average, have been falling since 2007-08. “This clearly shows that ...


    By AUSVEG

  • Kaiser permanente awards approximately $16 million in community benefit grants

    Kaiser Permanente, one of the country's largest not-for-profit health care organizations, funded 792 grants nationwide, totaling approximately $16 million in the third quarter of 2010. Grants awarded to organizations this quarter included funding basic human services in California in a tight economy, offering dental care to women and children in the Mid-Atlantic States, and providing college ...

  • Growing Better Bee Habitats

    General Mills investing in pollinator habitats, research SOURCE: General Mills DESCRIPTION: General Mills’ work to help honey bees is growing, thanks to $50,000 in grants from The General Mills Foundation to Conservation Marketplace of Minnesota. Conservation Marketplace of Minnesota has identified and awarded grants to 10 farms to establish bee-friendly habitats in rural areas of Minnesota. ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Walmart unveils global sustainable agriculture goals

    Walmart today launched its new global commitment to sustainable agriculture that will help small and medium sized farmers expand their businesses, get more income for their products, and reduce the environmental impact of farming. The initiative also seeks to strengthen local economies while providing customers around the world with long-term access to affordable, high-quality, fresh food. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • New marijuana industry wrestles with pesticides and safety

    Microscopic bugs and mildew can destroy a marijuana operation faster than any police raid. And because the crop has been illegal for so long, neither growers nor scientists have any reliable research to help fight the infestations. As legal marijuana moves from basements and backwoods to warehouses and commercial fields, the mold and spider mites that once ruined only a few plants at a time can ...


    By Associated Press

  • Georgia Crop Farmer Philip Grimes Named Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year for 2014

    Philip Grimes, a farmer from Tifton, Georgia who is known for his conservation practices and high crop yields, has been selected as the overall winner of the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award for 2014. Grimes was named as the overall winner during the Willie B. Withers Luncheon held during the opening day of the 2014 Sunbelt Ag Expo farm show. Grimes was chosen ...


    By Sunbelt Ag Expo

  • US farmworkers sue to block use of four toxic pesticides

    A coalition of farmworker advocates and environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Friday, seeking to force a halt to the use of four organophosphate pesticides. Some of these pesticides have been detected in California's rural schoolyards and homes, Sequoia National Park, and Monterey Bay. The four organophosphates at issue in the case are methidathion, ...

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