Vegetables http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6031/more en Vestaron’s VST-006330-EP bio-pesticide registered in California http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/vestaron-s-vst-006330-ep-bio-pesticide-registered-california <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Vestaron Corporation, a developer of insect control products derived from&nbsp;naturally-occurring peptides, announced June 24 that its VST-006330-EP bio-pesticide has received a product&nbsp;registration and master label from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.</p> <p>This follows last year&rsquo;s&nbsp;registration with EPA and subsequent label expansion last month.</p> <p>VST-006330-EP will be commercialized under the SPEAR trade name later this year.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/vestaron-s-vst-006330-ep-bio-pesticide-registered-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/vestaron-s-vst-006330-ep-bio-pesticide-registered-california#comments Vegetables Foliar insects Insecticides Tomatoes Wed, 24 Jun 2015 16:30:00 +0000 159611 at http://westernfarmpress.com Accelerated greenhouse growth to help feed the world http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/accelerated-greenhouse-growth-help-feed-world <div class="field-byline"> Lee Allen, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">More than 100,000 more people will sit down to dinner compared to the previous day. There could be 11 billion mouths to feed by the end of this century. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/accelerated-greenhouse-growth-help-feed-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/accelerated-greenhouse-growth-help-feed-world#comments Vegetables Fri, 19 Jun 2015 00:45:00 +0000 159471 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Vertical on-the-vine tomatoes growing at the University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center in Tucson.</p> Dow receives US-California registration for Quintec fungicide for tomato http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/dow-receives-us-california-registration-quintec-fungicide-tomato <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Dow AgroSciences (Dow) has received registrations from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation for Quintec fungicide use on tomato.</p> <p>Quintec provides control of powdery mildew.</p> <p>Numerous field trials conducted by university, independent researchers, and Dow confirm a high level of efficacy of Quintec on powdery mildew in tomatoes. Dow says Quintec was the top treatment in university trials in 2013 and 2014.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/dow-receives-us-california-registration-quintec-fungicide-tomato" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/dow-receives-us-california-registration-quintec-fungicide-tomato#comments Vegetables Tomatoes Mon, 15 Jun 2015 01:34:00 +0000 159371 at http://westernfarmpress.com Contracted processing tomato production up 2 percent http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/contracted-processing-tomato-production-2-percent <div class="node-body article-body"><p>As of May 28, California&rsquo;s tomato processors plan to offer contracts this year for 14.3 million tons of processing tomatoes in 2015&ndash; a 2-percent increase from the final contracted production total last year.</p> <p>May contracted acreage of 295,000 is 5 percent below the January intentions forecast.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Fresno County remains the top California County in contracted planted acreage with 91,000 acres.&nbsp;Yolo, Kings, San Joaquin, and Merced are the remaining top-five counties for contracted planted acreage.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/contracted-processing-tomato-production-2-percent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/contracted-processing-tomato-production-2-percent#comments Vegetables Fruits Tomatoes Fri, 29 May 2015 00:04:00 +0000 158921 at http://westernfarmpress.com Ag at Large: Ag and high tech go hand in hand http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/ag-large-ag-and-high-tech-go-hand-hand <div class="field-byline"> Don Curlee, Ag at Large commentary </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The teaming up of California agriculture and the state’s world renowned electronics industry is now underway. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/ag-large-ag-and-high-tech-go-hand-hand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/ag-large-ag-and-high-tech-go-hand-hand#comments Vegetables Fri, 22 May 2015 17:40:00 +0000 158781 at http://westernfarmpress.com Apply for $1,200 garden grant for your California campus http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/apply-1200-garden-grant-your-california-campus <div class="field-byline"> Richard Cornett, director of communications, Western Plant Health Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This school garden program is really valuable in enlightening new generations of students with a real-life model concerning the importance of proper plant nutritional inputs, and how these healthy crops then get from field to fork. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/apply-1200-garden-grant-your-california-campus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/apply-1200-garden-grant-your-california-campus#comments Vegetables Wed, 20 May 2015 17:38:00 +0000 158731 at http://westernfarmpress.com CFF Program Director Mary Junqueiro is pictured with happy kids during a garden grant ceremony at Pinewood Elementary School in Pollock Pines, Calif. Ron Ratto appointed 2015 California LGMA chair http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/ron-ratto-appointed-2015-california-lgma-chair <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) has a new chairman &ndash; vegetable grower Ron Ratto, president of Ratto Bros. Inc. in Modesto.</p> <p>Ratto previously served as the LGMA vice-chair for the last three years.</p> <p>The Ratto family began growing vegetables in California more than a century ago. Leafy green vegetable crops grown today include leaf lettuces, chard, cabbage, and mustard greens.</p> <p>Ratto is the LGMA&rsquo;s fourth chairman.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/ron-ratto-appointed-2015-california-lgma-chair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/ron-ratto-appointed-2015-california-lgma-chair#comments Vegetables Tue, 05 May 2015 15:39:00 +0000 158261 at http://westernfarmpress.com Newly appointed 2015 officers of the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement include from left - Vice-Chairman Victor Tognazzini, Chairman Ron Ratto, and Treasurer Steve Church. Photos: International Spinach Conference, Yuma, Ariz. http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/photos-international-spinach-conference-yuma-ariz <div class="node-body gallery-body">Spinach specialists from around the world attend the International Spinach Conference in Yuma, Ariz.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/photos-international-spinach-conference-yuma-ariz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/photos-international-spinach-conference-yuma-ariz#comments Vegetables Mon, 06 Apr 2015 16:38:00 +0000 157421 at http://westernfarmpress.com Record 2014 for California processing tomato industry http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/record-2014-california-processing-tomato-industry <div class="node-body article-body">"This is great news for the California processing tomato industry," says Mike Montna.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/record-2014-california-processing-tomato-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/record-2014-california-processing-tomato-industry#comments Vegetables Drought Fruits Tomatoes Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:27:00 +0000 157321 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>2015 California Processing Tomato Growers Association leaders include from left: President Bruce Rominger (Rominger Farms); Vice-President Aaron Barcellos (A-Bar Ag Enterprises); and President-CEO Mike Montna.</p> California continues to lead as fresh market state http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/california-continues-lead-fresh-market-state <div class="field-byline"> Farm Press </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The value of production for the non-citrus fruit crops totaled $16.2 billion in 2014, up 1 percent from 2013.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/california-continues-lead-fresh-market-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/california-continues-lead-fresh-market-state#comments Vegetables Vegetables Thu, 12 Feb 2015 14:37:00 +0000 156091 at http://westernfarmpress.com