Fresh-market vegetable supplies have been sporadic following several December freezes in Florida, periods of cool, wet weather in coastal California, and several periods of subfreezing temperatures in California and Arizona. In addition, Mexican vegetables were damaged by a 2-day freeze in early February (extent of damage is unknown at this time). As a result, vegetable prices are now at or above the highs experienced a year earlier.
Market, Certification and Production Information for Producers and International Trading Companies
For some people organic agriculture is “farming without chemical fertilizers and pesticides”. This is short and concise, but misses important characteristics. Organic agriculture follows the logic of a living organism in which all elements (soil, plants, farm animals, insects, the farmer etc.) are closely linked with one other. Organic farming therefore must be based on a thorough understanding and clever management of these interactions and processes.
Complete vegetable production guide for commercial growers.
Fresh market vegetable and melon production for the 24 selected crops estimated in 2010 totaled 435 million hundredweight, down 1 percent from last year. Harvested area covered 1.71 million acres, up slightly from 2009. Value of the 2010 crop is estimated at 11.2 billion dollars, up 3 percent from a year ago. The three largest crops, in terms of production, are onions, head lettuce, and watermelons, which combined to account for 38 percent of the total production.
Fresh Vegetable Harvested Area Down 1 Percent From Last Year
Spring Onion Planted Acreage Up 14 Percent
Strawberry Planted Acreage Up 1 Percent
This full-text report, issued 5 times a year, provides data on fresh market vegetables, strawberries and melons, including area harvested, prospective area, yield, and production, by season and crop for major States.
Commercial cabbage production is a significant industry in Ohio, serving local and regional processing (sauerkraut) and fresh (especially slaw) markets. While centered in the northwest part of the state, significant production also occurs in south central Ohio. The cabbage season is also long, often beginning with transplant production as early as February and concluding with November harvests.
Brecon Foods is a market leader in the international trade of both Frozen Fruit and Vegetable on both spot and long term contracts on a crop by crop basis. From an initial concentration on export only, our activities now embrace import into North America from many overseas suppliers, and also expanding third country business, covering both private label and commodity shipments, with the closest attention to Quality Control Standards.
Harvested area for fall-season potatoes is forecast at 882,300 acres, 4 percent lower than 2009. Given average yields, fall potato production is expected to decline from the 393.5 million hundredweight of a year earlier. Because of tighter world supplies, grower prices are expected to average above year-earlier levels during the 2010/11 marketing year.
This guide for organic production of broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and Brussels sprouts provides an outline of cultural and pest management practices and includes topics that have an impact on improving plant health and reducing pest problems. It is divided into sections, but the interrelated quality of organic cropping systems makes each section relevant to the others.