USDA Invests $17.5 Million for Sustainable Agriculture Economy, Daedong Industrial Celebrates 70th Anniversary: This Week’s Industry News

Agriculture Economy

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. – Agriculture Economy USDA Invests $17.5 Million for Resilient Rural Communities and a Sustainable Agriculture Economy The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) … Read more

Tips for Dealing with Pests in the Orchard

Pests in the Orchard

Looking for bugs isn’t a nerdy middle school hobby – not if you’re an orchardist. It’s essential for tree fruit growers, no matter what spray program you use. – Pests in the Orchard Blanketing the orchard with sprays as a preventive may be someone’s idea of pest control, but a more cost-effective, rational and effective approach … Read more

Editor’s Note: Meeting the Food Safety Compliance Standard

Food Safety

Food safety compliance: For some, it’s as bad as a root canal. Others might prefer the root canal. – Food safety However, it’s a process all growers must go through if they want to enjoy a healthy business relationship with their partners. This quote in our feature, “Filling the G.A.P.” sums it up. The large majority … Read more

Incotec Announces Investments, New Hires: This Week’s Industry News

Incotec

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. – Incote Incotec Announces Significant Investments in North American Field Crops Business Incotec, part of Croda International, announces two significant investments in its North American business; the relocation of … Read more

Preventing Aster Yellows, a Phytoplasma Disease

Phytoplasma Disease

Phytoplasma are a type of bacteria that don’t have cell walls and are transmitted by insects feeding on plant phloem. Unlike standard bacteria, phytoplasma cannot be cultured in vitro, and in vivo populations in the insect vector and infected plant are typically very low. But phytoplasma can cause great damage to crops, trees, shrubs and … Read more