Growing Magazine - March, 2014

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PMA Foundation Scholarship Winners Announced

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Foundation for Industry Talent announced the third annual Tip Murphy Scholarship for Leadership Excellence recipients for 2013. Tony Harmon, Nathel International, and Juliette King, Nielsen Perishables Group, were selected by the PMA Foundation and the Scholarship Selection Committee.

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New Anderson Pots Website Unveiled

Anderson Die & Mfg. announced an extensively updated website for 2014. The new site was created by Kelli Sussman of Consistent Image Web Design of Portland, Ore. The new site features photographs of Anderson pots and bands in use, submitted by growers and nurseries.

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Lipman Hires Davis as Director of Western Operations

Lipman, the largest field tomato grower in North America, welcomed Glenn Davis as director of Western operations. With more than 30 years of experience in fresh produce, Davis brings an abundance of industry knowledge and executive expertise to his role.

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Scientists Discover Way to Make Broccoli Stay Fresher Longer

Vegetables are getting healthier. Researchers at the University of Illinois have identified two natural compounds that can be sprayed onto broccoli to increase the vegetable's cancer-fighting properties and prolong its shelf life. Scientists discovered that when methyl jasmonate is sprayed on plants a few days prior to harvest, it encourages broccoli's production of glucosinolates.

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