Tomatoes/Peppers

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 several presentations at the recent Great... more

Georgia grower: Farming ain’t what it used to be

When Bill Brim, of Lewis Taylor Farms, first started in the industry, he would walk the fields, take notes in a binder and deal with people on the phone. Today, he’s dealing with drones, 3D printers and computerized drip irrigation.

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How shoot removal, rootstock cultivar affect grafting tomatoes

As small-acreage and organic vegetable growers increasingly utilize high tunnels, researchers are working to determine effective production strategies... more »

Church Brothers Farms launching new products, packaging

Church Brothers Farms will launch two products and feature new packaging at the PMA Fresh Summit in Orlando, Florida, in booth 1029. The company de... more »

Syngenta’s Overgreen pepper offers benefits customers see, taste

A new pepper from Syngenta may just have the taste that kids will enjoy – with the nutrients that will make parents happy, according to the company.... more »

Tomato troubles: managing common problems with tomatoes

Tomatoes are the most popular vegetable to grow in Mississippi in both home gardens and greenhouse hydroponic production. Not surprisingly, many quest... more »

Researchers fight plant pathogens with RNA

Have you ever bought strawberries or other fruits and vegetables, forgot to put them in the refrigerator and later noticed they had gray mold on some ... more »

Doran named CEO of Houweling’s Group

Camarillo, California-based Houweling’s has appointed Kevin Doran’s  to CEO of the Houweling’s Group of Companies. Doran joined the company in... more »

UC Davis students breed better organic popper pepper

What do you get when you cross a jalapeño pepper with a bell pepper? An ingenious group of UC Davis students are proving you can create a jumbo, o... more »

Tomato production varies in European countries

European trends in tomato production vary from country to country, driven by market demands and production cycles. A panel of speakers at the recent I... more »

New defense found against bacterial disease in tomatoes

Researchers at the Cornell-affiliated Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) and Virginia Tech have discovered a new weapon in the arms race between plants an... more »

Late blight found in North Carolina’s Buncombe County

Tomato late blight, caused by the oomycete Phytophthora infestans, was reported to NCSU Extension Agent on Aug. 25, from a conventional tomato field i... more »


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