Vegetables

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Dec. 2, 2014, Davis, CA — High-tech genomics and traditional Chinese medicine come together as researchers identify the genes responsible for the intense bitter taste of wild cucumbers.
Nov. 21, 2014, Dublin, Virginia – Red Sun Farms welcomed over 225 guests here at the official opening of first phase of its newest state of the art greenhouse.
Feb. 22, 2013, Davis, CA — From the small, spicy Thai chiles to the portly, mild bell pepper, researchers at the University of California, Davis, have developed a “family tree” of sorts for peppers and characterized the diversity of genes found in a collection of common cultivated pepper varieties.
Food in Canada remains a bargain. That’s the good news.
Smart growers keep a constant eye on consumer demand in order to make the right diversification decisions – and these days, consumers are showing a growing fondness for mini vegetables.
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Grower Day: Vegetables
Kurt Parbst of Svensson will be the busiest person at Grower Day this year. He will have a pair of talks on June 17, one each for vegetable and ornamental growers, and both geared towards energy savings and environmental improvement strategies.
Stéphane Roy and Serres Sagami are on a mission: changing the way you and I perceive organics.
Jan. 4, 2011 – The World Greenhouse Vegetable Statistics 2011 publication is now available, and according to its author, there are some 995,501 acres now in production.
June 10, Leamington, Ont. – The Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG) organization is working with producers affected by last Sunday's tornado to assess the total damage.
Friday, Feb. 12 was a day of special significance for Canadians, and it passed without much fanfare.
March 30, 2010, Lund, Sweden – Tomato genes could be used as a future treatment in gene therapy, according to new research results from Lund University.
March 9, 2010 – The genome of the cucumber has been sequenced by an international consortium led by Chinese and U.S. institutions, including the University of California, Davis.
Before extended space explorations to the Moon and Mars can become a reality, astronauts will need sustainable, reliable food sources from green plants. Transporting enough food to feed space travellers for long duration missions is too costly, in terms of mass and energy.
Feb. 17, 2010, Vancouver – Canada has the best food and the best athletes in the world, and the Government of Canada is showcasing both in Vancouver at the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Greenhouse veggies in 'Olympic' showcase
Canada has the best food and the best athletes in the world, and the Government of Canada showcased both in Vancouver at the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
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