Tomatoes/Peppers

Florida family farm innovates to stay competitive

Family involvement has helped McClure Farms and West Coast Tomato, one of Florida’s longest-running tomato growing and packing operations, remain competitive and survive tumultuous tomato markets fo... more

Container grown tomatoes preserve soil

Judson Reid is a go-to guy when it comes to commercial vegetable production in high tunnels. Reid, Cornell Cooperative Extension vegetable specialist, made s... more

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Florida family farm innovates to stay competitive

Family involvement has helped McClure Farms and West Coast Tomato, one of Florida’s longest-running tomato growing and packing operations, remain co... more »

Florida scientists surgically strike out weeds that impede crop growth

By using a combination of fumigants, University of Florida scientists believe they can surgically strike out some weeds that otherwise get in the way ... more »

Growth suppression for prolonged marketability of tomato transplants

Vegetable transplants grown in commercial high-density trays can quickly outgrow the optimal size for shipping and transplanting, limiting transplant ... more »

Different aspects of DNA demethylation involved in tomato ripening process

Using advanced gene-editing technology, a team of scientists found that DNA demethylation is required for the tomato ripening process through both act... more »

Louisiana greenhouse tomatoes are under attack

Tomato russet mite and tomato yellow leaf curl are attacking greenhouse-grown tomatoes in Louisiana. Tomato russet mites have cigar-shaped bodies w... more »

NatureFresh Farms launches OntarioRed tomato program

NatureFresh Farms is expanding its locally grown tomato program with the launch of OntarioRed Tomatoes. The OntarioRed Tomato Program consists of T... more »

Baloian Farms adds organic offerings to California program

Baloian Farms, a year-round supplier of peppers and mixed vegetables, is introducing organic green beans, green peppers and soft squash to its Califor... more »

Costs, returns of producing transplanted processing tomatoes

The University of California (UC) Agricultural Issues Center has released an updated study on the costs and returns of producing transplanted processi... more »

NatureFresh Farms builds new distribution center

NatureFresh Farms has broken ground on a new 106,000-square-foot distribution center in Leamington, Ontario, Canada. Set to be located next to Natur... more »

WG, New Mexico Chile Association form partnership

The New Mexico Chile Association (NMCA) and Western Growers (WG) have established a strategic collaboration between their respective associations. The... more »


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