Tomatoes/Peppers

‘Luck,’ patience yield new Pueblo chile variety

A new variety of Pueblo Mirasol chile pepper with fleshier fruit for grilling has been developed in Colorado, where it’s growing in popularity. Michael Bartolo, a researcher with the Colorado Fru... more

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 ... more

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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 »

Veg-Fresh Farms tomatoes earn Rainforest Alliance Certification

Good Life Organic tomatoes from Veg-Fresh Farms have recently achieved Rainforest Alliance certification. "The audit process our growing partners w... more »

Houweling’s adds three new tomato packs

Houweling’s Tomatoes has added three new tomato packs as part of its premium Signature Selection line. The newly introduced snack packs, as describe... 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 speciali... more »

Tomato nutrients linked to pH, phosphorus management

Working with collaborating farms and Extension educators across New York state, the Cornell Vegetable Program is gaining valuable insight into the dyn... more »

Greenhouse tomato course set for March 7-8

Greenhouse tomato growers and other interested individuals are invited to attend the 27th annual Mississippi Greenhouse Tomato Short Course March 7-8.... more »

Mushy spots on peppers: Disease or disorder?

Frustration in pepper season can arrive when plants, healthy and strong in appearance, start to produce peppers with discolored, mushy spots. While th... more »

Reed appointed Houweling’s executive VP, sales

Houweling’s has appointed Mike Reed to the role of executive VP, sales, for the Houweling’s Group of Companies, commencing Jan. 5. Reed joins the ... more »

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

When vegetable farmer Bill Brim first started in the industry, he would walk the fields, take notes in a binder and deal with people on the phone. Tod... more »

Tomato nematode resistance aided by a fungus

Plants are constantly challenged by hungry animals and infectious microbes. For tomato plants, major enemies are nematodes of the species Meloidogyne ... more »


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