From the editors of Growing Magazine | October 23, 2012
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EuroFresh Farms Feeds Consumer Demand
In an effort to communicate effectively with its broad customer base, EuroFresh Farms, a year-round producer and marketer of greenhouse-grown tomatoes and cucumbers, has launched a mobile website, increased social media engagement with Twitter and Facebook, and added a Pinterest account to the brand's marketing strategy. Read More

Online "Stock Market" Open to Nursery Community
Nursery and landscape wholesale buyers and growers are connecting more easily than ever with a new online tool provided by the Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association. Read More

Farmer Grows Pink Pumpkins for Cancer Research
A farmer has found a unique way to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month—by planting pink pumpkins. Bert Bouwman planted 15,000 seeds on his farm in Brooklyn Park, Minn., and has been harvesting the light pink vegetables with his children. Read More

BioWorks Partners with CanHorta
BioWorks, Inc., a provider of environmentally responsible, safe, effective growing solutions, announced that it has entered a strategic distribution agreement with CanHorta Canadian Horticulture Alliance. Read More

MANA KlearSky Technology Sets New Standard
MANA Crop Protection announced its KlearSky Technology brand, which represents advanced formulation technology that embodies a range of attributes to deliver high performance and reduced impact on the environment. KlearSky Technology sets a new standard in formulation technology by encompassing the superior efficacy of conventional active ingredients while lowering product emissions. Read More

California Strawberry Growers Give Back
Farmers live by the words, "You reap what you sow." If you are a California strawberry farmer, those words are never truer than during the holiday season, when growers take time to cultivate their strong ties to the community. Read More

Good Year for Maine's Potatoes
Maine farmers were not affected by the severe drought that affected the Midwest this summer, and Maine potato producers are harvesting "a quality crop" this season, according to state agriculture officials. Read More

Turbana Takes Customers "To the Farm"
As the "farm to table" idea has achieved national recognition, Turbana announced that they are bringing this concept full circle by showing North American consumers where their bananas are originally harvested. Read More

USDA Predicts Larger Florida Citrus Crop
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has estimated that the Florida citrus crop will increase about 5 percent to 154 million boxes during the 2012-2013 season. The forecast is the USDA's first of the season. It is revised monthly, as the crop takes shape, until the end of the season in July. Read More

Sinclair Develops Compostable Fruit Label
In another first for the produce industry, Sinclair Systems has commercialized the first and only compostable fruit label. Through rigorous testing and development, the new labels are made from polylactic acid, a thermoplastic-polyester material derived from renewable sources. Read More

Record Value for Washington Farm Production
The value of Washington's farm production reached $9.4 billion last year, led by apples and cherries, among other commodities. Production climbed 14 percent from 2010 and was 13 percent higher than the previous record of $8.35 billion set in 2007. Read More

Partnership to Provide Traceability Solution
RedLine Solutions and Junction Solutions are partnering together to eliminate the often manual link between field labeling and a company's mainline ERP solution with an easier and more efficient field-to-fork enterprise solution compliant with the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI). Read More

 

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