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UF Online Greenhouse Training Courses Set to Begin in June

The  University of Florida IFAS Extension is providing eight different four-week,  online greenhouse training courses in English and Spanish. The first course of the year, Greenhouse 101, starts on June 1, 2020. This year the series... more »

PMA to Host Virtual Town Hall for Members

Produce Marketing Association (PMA) will host a Virtual Town Hall for members on March 25, at 12 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The Virtual Town Hall: Industry Responds to COVID-19 will be the first in a series of virtual meetings to provide expert insights and cross-industry... more »

BrightFarms Expands in Mid-Atlantic

BrightFarms, a supplier of locally grown salads for supermarkets, is expanding distribution in the Mid-Atlantic with retail partner, Ahold-Delhaize USA. The expansion will include over 330 Food Lion stores throughout Virginia that will be serviced... more »

OSU Greenhouse Workshop to Tackle Sustainable and Safe Crop Production

On Jan. 16 and 17, the Ohio State University’s annual Greenhouse Management Workshop will take place in Wooster, Ohio. The workshop takes a cross-commodity approach covering both ornamental and vegetable crops. This year’s theme is... more »

BrightFarms to Add Hydroponic Facility in North Carolina

BrightFarms, a packaged salads company, has announced plans to invest $21 million to operate a hydroponic greenhouse in Henderson County, North Carolina. The new facility will create 54 jobs in Henderson County.BrightFarms’ North Carolina greenhouse... more »

Tomato Firefly

The Proof Is in the Plant

Staying on trend with today’s consumer interest, All-America Selections (AAS) continues to expand the varieties of vegetables and edibles that are perfect for growers to produce as transplants. Each of the following new winners was... more »

Syngenta Insecticide Labeled for Use on Vegetables

To meet growers’ needs around vegetable products, Endeavor insecticide from Syngenta has been approved for use on vegetable plants grown for consumers. This includes cucurbits, eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, brassica and leafy vegetables. The expanded label... more »

USDA Funds Available for Organic Certification

On May 6, the USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that organic producers and handlers can apply for federal funds to assist with the cost of receiving and maintaining organic certification through the Organic Certification Cost... more »

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