Growers, environmentalists partner on Salinas River

The Grower-Shipper Association of Central California and Monterey County Farm Bureau are collaborating with The Nature Conservancy and others on a Salinas River restoration project near Gonzales, Calif. ... Read More


CMI introduces Honeycrisp pouches

Columbia Marketing International has launched a pouch bag line for Queen Bee Honeycrisp apples. Tested earlier this fall, it’s expanded to nationwide distribution in response to retail demand, according to the company. ... Read More


New consulting business, album for Ranno

One year after the Colorful Harvest founder sold his share in the company, Doug Ranno has started a produce consulting business – and plans to release a country and blues album. ... Read More


New cantaloupe offers blend of flavor, shelf life

WOODLAND, Calif. — Dynamic is the first in a line of new non-slip western shipper cantaloupe varieties from Syngenta Vegetable Seeds bred with both the retailer and consumer in mind. ... Read More


UPDATED: Sunkist signs on with Sesame Street campaign

Sunkist Growers has signed on with Big Bird, Cookie Monster and the rest of the Sesame Street gang to promote fresh produce consumption. ... Read More


Researchers say climate change will affect ag

Climate-related disruptions to fruit and vegetable growers will increase over the next 25 years, according to projections from the third National Climate Assessment. ... Read More

Cherry breeders seek improved varieties
Breeders always are looking for a bigger, better, sweeter cherry, but in Southern California, where timing is everything, earliness of the fruit is a prime concern.
Some frozen produce healthier than fresh, says study
Although many consumers may believe that fresh produce contains more nutrients than frozen, a University of Georgia study says otherwise.


Warm weather pushes California pears to early start
Warm April temperatures have pushed the California pear crop ahead of last year by a week to 10 days, creating additional retail opportunities, according to grower-shippers.

“Retailers have a bonus period of 10-11 days over last year where they can offer new crop to shoppers,” said Dave Parker, a marketing advisor based in Rivermaid Trading Co.’s Dinuba, Calif., office.
New varieties could make East Coast broccoli industry a reality
Nearly year-round broccoli production along the East Coast could become a reality in the near future, thanks to new varieties and hybrids that have performed well in field trials the past two years.
Low tomato prices pump up blame game
Amid reports some Mexican tomatoes destined for U.S. markets are being returned to shippers because of glutted markets, Nogales, Ariz.-based grower-shippers who have found homes for all of their Mexican-grown fruit are counting themselves lucky.



The Grower's Citrus & Vegetable magazine, October 2014

  •   Clemson, Florida programs evaluate strawberry fungicide efficacy

  •   Florida tomato growers get 'fresh' with partnership

  •   Subway produce buyer urges supply chain to work together

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