Vegetables http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6031/more en 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 Uesugi Farms sings praises of new solar power system http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/uesugi-farms-sings-praises-new-solar-power-system <div class="node-body article-body">In the first year with a solar energy system installed on fallowed, unusable land, Uesugi Farms in Gilroy, Calif. saved more than $100,000 and offset the operation’s electric bill by more than 90 percent.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/uesugi-farms-sings-praises-new-solar-power-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/uesugi-farms-sings-praises-new-solar-power-system#comments Vegetables Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:15:00 +0000 151821 at http://westernfarmpress.com Vista Solar’s 792kW solar system installed at Uesugi Farms in Gilroy, Calif. New noxious weed found in California processing tomato field http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/new-noxious-weed-found-california-processing-tomato-field <div class="node-body article-body">The first U.S. detection of the noxious weed Egyptian broomrape is made in a processing tomato field in Solano County, Calif.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/new-noxious-weed-found-california-processing-tomato-field" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/new-noxious-weed-found-california-processing-tomato-field#comments Vegetables Weeds Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:05:00 +0000 151741 at http://westernfarmpress.com Photos: Strange virus medley this spring in Coachella Valley bell peppers http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/photos-strange-virus-medley-spring-coachella-valley-bell-peppers-0 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The 2014 spring cropping season in California's Coachella Valley brought quite a few surprises in the way of virus diseases for bell pepper growers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/photos-strange-virus-medley-spring-coachella-valley-bell-peppers-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/photos-strange-virus-medley-spring-coachella-valley-bell-peppers-0#comments Vegetables Conditions and Diseases Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:27:00 +0000 151671 at http://westernfarmpress.com Photos: Strange virus medley this spring in Coachella Valley bell peppers http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/photos-strange-virus-medley-spring-coachella-valley-bell-peppers <div class="node-body gallery-body"></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/photos-strange-virus-medley-spring-coachella-valley-bell-peppers#comments Vegetables Conditions and Diseases Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:27:00 +0000 151661 at http://westernfarmpress.com Surprising spring virus wise in Coachella Valley bell peppers http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/surprising-spring-virus-wise-coachella-valley-bell-peppers <div class="field-byline"> Jose Luis Aguiar, UCCE Riverside County; Oli Bachie, UCCE Imperial County; and Antoon Ploeg, UCR </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The 2014 spring cropping season in the Coachella Valley brought quite a few surprises in the way of virus diseases for bell pepper growers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/surprising-spring-virus-wise-coachella-valley-bell-peppers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/surprising-spring-virus-wise-coachella-valley-bell-peppers#comments Vegetables Conditions and Diseases Foliar insects Soil Insects Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:40:00 +0000 151651 at http://westernfarmpress.com Bleaching of younger leaves on bell pepper plants yet the older leaves appear healthy. Agribiz: BASF announces MRLs for Sharpen herbicide http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/agribiz-basf-announces-mrls-sharpen-herbicide <div class="node-body article-body"><p>BASF has announced the maximum residue limits (MRLs) established by the European Commission for Sharpen herbicide in the European Union.</p> <p>Growers of field peas, dry beans, and soybeans have an expanded tool for harvest aid and desiccation due to the newly established MRLs.</p> <p>The timing of this announcement means growers can incorporate Sharpen herbicide as a harvest aid or desiccant in the 2014 season.<strong> </strong>Sharpen herbicide provides leaf, pod, and stem desiccation for improved time management and harvest efficiency.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/agribiz-basf-announces-mrls-sharpen-herbicide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/agribiz-basf-announces-mrls-sharpen-herbicide#comments Vegetables Herbicides Fri, 08 Aug 2014 00:44:00 +0000 151291 at http://westernfarmpress.com Drugs, thugs, and bugs on the U.S.-Mexico border http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/drugs-thugs-and-bugs-us-mexico-border <div class="field-byline"> Lee Allen, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Discovering and diverting a pest from entering the U.S. at a U.S.-Mexico port of entry has a far-reaching effect across the entire country by people whose livelihood depends on growing, harvesting, packaging, distributing, and sale of the product, all the way down to consumers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/drugs-thugs-and-bugs-us-mexico-border" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/drugs-thugs-and-bugs-us-mexico-border#comments Vegetables Gold Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:41:00 +0000 151111 at http://westernfarmpress.com Nealta insecticide offers benefits for beneficial insects. http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/nealta-insecticide-offers-benefits-beneficial-insects <div class="node-body video-body">New Nealta insecticide could have positive impact on mite control in a number of western crops, beneficial insects.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/nealta-insecticide-offers-benefits-beneficial-insects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/nealta-insecticide-offers-benefits-beneficial-insects#comments Orchard Crops Vegetables Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:41:00 +0000 150451 at http://westernfarmpress.com