2017 United Fresh Preview

2017 United Fresh

Hosted by the United Fresh Produce Association, the United Fresh Convention will bring together growers, producers, shippers and wholesalers showcasing the newest trends in food, technology and business. This year, the show starts off with two education conferences: FreshTEC and FreshMKT from noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday, June 13. Following the two expos, the opening … Read more

2017 International Congress on Controlled Environment Agriculture Recap

Controlled Environment Agriculture Recap

The International Congress on Controlled Environment Agriculture took place in Panama May 17-19 where many of the thought leaders and influencers met to discuss the theories and trends involved in indoor and greenhouse growing. Here are some highlights of the three-day event: – Controlled Environment Agriculture Recap   Closed Plant Production System: The plant factory   In … Read more

USApple Leader Speaks at Congressional Briefing on Ag Labor Crisis, BrightFarms Announces Voluntary Regional Recall of Produce: This Week’s Industry News

USApple Leader

Want to keep up with the latest news for growers? Check back every Thursday for a quick recap of recent happenings in the fruit and vegetable industry. – USApple leader USApple Leader Speaks at Congressional Briefing on Agriculture Labor Crisis On May 19, Virginia apple grower and USApple leader, Phil Glaize of Glaize Apples spoke … Read more

Titan Farms: Building the Perfect Business Niche

Titan Farms

What do peaches and sweet bell peppers have in common? It would seem not much. – Titan Farms Peaches are a sweet juicy fruit that originated in China and migrated around the world as part of the ancient silk trade. The fuzzy fruit grows on trees reaching 25 to 30 feet in height. Once established, … Read more

Guide to Planting and Harvesting Peppers

Peppers

Peppers rank among the top 10 most popular vegetables in the United States. “Peppers fall somewhere between seventh and 10th on the list,” said Michael Orzole, Ph.D., professor emeritus of vegetable crops, Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences. According to the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center (AgMRC) Americans consume an average of 10.6 pounds of fresh … Read more