Vegetables http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6031/more en LGMA-STOP video shifts food safety to next level http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/lgma-stop-video-shifts-food-safety-next-level <div class="node-body article-body">A new video produced by the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement and the STOP Foodborne Illness organization is designed to educate agricultural workers on the front lines – including fields and processing facilities – on ways to further improve food safety.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/lgma-stop-video-shifts-food-safety-next-level" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/lgma-stop-video-shifts-food-safety-next-level#comments Vegetables Protection Wed, 19 Nov 2014 23:45:00 +0000 154271 at http://westernfarmpress.com CDFA accepting 2015 specialty crop grant proposals http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/cdfa-accepting-2015-specialty-crop-grant-proposals <div class="node-body article-body">CDFA grant program designed to enhance the competitiveness of California specialty crops, including fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops (including floriculture).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/cdfa-accepting-2015-specialty-crop-grant-proposals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/cdfa-accepting-2015-specialty-crop-grant-proposals#comments Vegetables Fruits Nuts Tue, 04 Nov 2014 01:05:00 +0000 153781 at http://westernfarmpress.com Taylor Farms receives food safety award at SQIC http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/taylor-farms-receives-food-safety-award-sqic <div class="node-body article-body">Taylor Farms of Salinas, Calif. receives the SQF Primary Producer of the Year award in food safety in Orlando, Fla.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/taylor-farms-receives-food-safety-award-sqic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/taylor-farms-receives-food-safety-award-sqic#comments Vegetables Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:32:00 +0000 153701 at http://westernfarmpress.com Mark Borman, left, and Jason Kawata of Taylor Farms California accept a food safety award in Orlando, Fla. State-of-the-art port entry opens on U.S.-Mexico border http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/state-art-port-entry-opens-us-mexico-border <div class="field-byline"> Lee Allen, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="field-deck"> Remodeled Mariposa land port at Nogales, Ariz.-Mexico </div> <div class="node-body article-body">After five years of renovation, the newly-remodeled 39-year-old Mariposa Land Port of Entry - the fourth busiest land port of entry in the U.S. - opened Oct. 15. Billed as the “Port of the Future," the port is located at Nogales, Ariz. and Nogales, Mexico.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/state-art-port-entry-opens-us-mexico-border" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/state-art-port-entry-opens-us-mexico-border#comments Vegetables Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:24:00 +0000 153431 at http://westernfarmpress.com Billed as the "Port of the Future," dignitaries at the Oct. 15 ribbon cutting re-open the remodeled Mariposa Land Port of Entry on the U.S. (Arizona)-Mexico border. Updated LGMA website provides food safety news, resources http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/updated-lgma-website-provides-food-safety-news-resources <div class="node-body article-body">The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement has updated its website to provide easier access to news, information, and resources on leafy greens food safety and the LGMA program created in 2007.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/updated-lgma-website-provides-food-safety-news-resources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/updated-lgma-website-provides-food-safety-news-resources#comments Vegetables Tue, 14 Oct 2014 22:51:00 +0000 153261 at http://westernfarmpress.com Monsanto to fund new insect management program http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/monsanto-fund-new-insect-management-program <div class="field-deck"> Awards offered for pest research for US row crops </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Monsanto offers competitive grants to research pest management practices</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/monsanto-fund-new-insect-management-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/monsanto-fund-new-insect-management-program#comments Vegetables Insects Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:39:00 +0000 152731 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Monsanto program seeks to fund research projects aimed at specific pest management issues in US row crops.</p> Agribiz: Nimitz nematicide shows promise in UC tomato trials http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/agribiz-nimitz-nematicide-shows-promise-uc-tomato-trials <div class="field-deck"> New product shows significant control of root knot nematode </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New nematicide shows good results in University of California trials. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/agribiz-nimitz-nematicide-shows-promise-uc-tomato-trials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/agribiz-nimitz-nematicide-shows-promise-uc-tomato-trials#comments Vegetables Nematicides Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:11:00 +0000 152471 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>UCCE Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor Tom Turini, center, inspects tomato roots at a university field day conducted by UCCE Farm Advisor Joe Nunez, left.</p> Bagrada bug marching north in California crops http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/bagrada-bug-marching-north-california-crops <div class="field-byline"> Surendra Dara, UCCE Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura counties </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Bagrada bug, Bagrada hilaris (Burmeister), is an invasive hemipteran insect first reported in California in Los Angeles County in 2008 and has now spread to about 17 other counties and continues to march northward. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/bagrada-bug-marching-north-california-crops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/bagrada-bug-marching-north-california-crops#comments Vegetables Foliar insects Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:02:00 +0000 152381 at http://westernfarmpress.com Agribiz: Bayer CropScience opens R&D site in California http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/agribiz-bayer-cropscience-opens-rd-site-california <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Bayer CropScience sees positive long-term market development in North America and is committing significant resources to spur the additional growth.</p> <p>The company sees future growth driven by increasing and sustained demand from customers for improved seeds and innovative crop protection products.</p> <p>Bayer CropScience seeks to better leverage its full research and development capabilities by consolidating and expanding its global research and development organization, including a new site in West Sacramento, Calif. which opened in early September.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/agribiz-bayer-cropscience-opens-rd-site-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/agribiz-bayer-cropscience-opens-rd-site-california#comments Vegetables Pesticides Sun, 07 Sep 2014 17:01:00 +0000 152051 at http://westernfarmpress.com Processing tomato tonnage hits record 14M tons http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/processing-tomato-tonnage-hits-record-14m-tons <div class="node-body article-body">NASS predicts the 2014 contracted production of California processing tomatoes this year is forecast at a record high 14.0 million tons with 48.61 tons per acre average.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/processing-tomato-tonnage-hits-record-14m-tons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/processing-tomato-tonnage-hits-record-14m-tons#comments Vegetables Tomatoes Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:24:00 +0000 151901 at http://westernfarmpress.com