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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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 »

Luna fungicide receives label expansion

Luna fungicide is now approved for use on a wider range of fruit, tree nut and vegetable crops in California. “This label expansion offers key f... more »

Stockton’s Timorex Gold now registered in 30 states

The biofungicide Timorex Gold, developed by Stockton, is now registered in Florida by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The... more »

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 »


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