April 16, 2015
American Takii’s Asian Vegetable Line Is Designed To Connect With Consumers
Unlike many of the other breeders displaying at Spring Trials, American Takii didn’t have many new introductions. But it did have a new program that has prompted many visitors to post to social media — its Asian vegetables. Takii, which is well known for its vegetable breeding, is in the process of vetting the eight to 12 vegetables it will include in the program, and it should have its list fully complete by fall 2015. It is selecting plants that will be easy to use in Asian cooking and will help it stand out from the many vegetable programs in the ornamental market. The Takii marketing team designed bright-red Chinese food takeout containers to act as plant sleeves and a small booklet with five recipes. Honey Chicken With Pak Choy looked especially tasty. Take a look at how the program looks and let us know what you think. HilverdaKooij is a […]
August 4, 2015
New 2015 California Spring Trial Edibles For The Patio And Garden
If you are looking to capitalize on the foodie trend and spread your risk beyond Spring sales, new vegetables showcased at 2015 California Spring Trials offer plenty of opportunities to focus on unique, flavorful vegetables and edible plants that also hold ornamental value. Here are a few of new varieties Editor Laura Drotleff and Group Editor Carol Miller discovered at Spring Trials that will help diversify your crop mix.
April 20, 2015
Three Michigan State University On-Demand Webinars Offer Effective Strategies For Insect And Disease Control On Vegetables
The first rule of effective insect and disease control for vegetables is to take action to prevent problems before they occur. But in order to do that, you need to have an effective pest and disease management strategy in place that incorporates best practices to ensure a successful outcome. Michigan State University offers three pest and disease management on-demand webinars that will get you started and keep you on the right track.
April 14, 2015
18 New Vegetables For Easy Growing And Healthy Eating
Current breeding efforts have focused on vegetable varieties that cater to small space and urban gardening trends and offer consumers good performance with minimal efforts. As a result, new, easy care vegetable introductions packed with flavor and loaded with fruits have swept onto the market. Here are 18 of the newest vegetables already on the market or hitting the market in 2016.
April 13, 2015
Keeping Your Greenhouse Vegetables And Fruits Safe: Overview Of Best Food Safety Practices
This is the first installment of a four-part series that will bring you up to speed on what it takes to fulfill food safety mandates for greenhouse production.
March 31, 2015
California Summer Vegetable Trials To Be Hosted By National Garden Bureau Members
Vegetable breeding companies will come together this August to host the Summer Vegetable Trials in California. Like the long-standing California Spring Trials that are held annually in California, attendees will have the opportunity to visit breeding companies' trial sites in seven locations throughout the state, from August 20-21, 2015. National Garden Bureau (NGB), the non-profit organization promoting gardening on behalf of the horticulture industry, is organizing and publicizing this event on behalf of its members.
November 14, 2014
First Vegetatively Propagated All-America Selections (AAS) Winners Announced
All-America Selections (AAS) honors two vegetatively propagated impatiens with AAS winner status.
August 19, 2014
A Look Ahead At Food Safety For Commercial Greenhouse Vegetable Production
If you grow food in your greenhouse that is sold for consumption, food safety regulations will affect you. Here is a recap of Debbie Hamrick’s (North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation) Cultivate'14 presentation on food safety for commercial greenhouse vegetable production.
July 22, 2014
Bright Farms Launches Crowdfunding Campaign To Build Urban Farm In Washington, D.C.
Urban farming pioneer Bright Farms is attempting to crowdfund what it hopes will be the "world's most productive urban farm," in Washington, D.C.
October 8, 2014
Gotham Greens To Build Rooftop Farm In Chicago
Gotham Greens announced October 7 that it has partnered with Method Products, an eco-friendly cleaning product company - to build what they are calling the "world's largest rooftop farm" at Method's new manufacturing plant in the Pullman neighborhood, on Chicago's south side.
July 18, 2014
Meeting The Demand For Edibles: Go Green Agriculture Inc.
Read about how Go Green Agriculture Inc. took its business from the classroom to commercial reality in one of four articles on how growers are appealing to the growing interest in edibles.
July 18, 2014
Meeting The Demand For Edibles: Peace Tree Farm
Interest and response to Peace Tree Farm’s annuals and foliage plants continues to increase, but herb and vegetable starter plants is where the company makes its money. Read about it in one of four articles on how growers are appealing to the growing interest in edibles.