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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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 »

Skelly’s Farm Market adapts to retail agriculture

A traditional Midwestern farm that raised 350 acres of field crops and milked 50 cows a day has successfully converted to a small vegetable growing an... more »

Texas tomato growers slice into market with fresh fruit all fall

Tomatoes are the Type B’s of the vegetable world: Laid-back, creative, collaborative. Want a slice on a burger? Fine. Chopped into a salad? Great... more »

New chili pathogens discovered in Australia

Scientists have identified four new pathogens previously not found in Australian chillies, raising the stakes for the country's quarantine and disease... more »

Pepper profit potential analyzed in high tunnel trials

New Hampshire farmers looking to grow colored bell peppers in high tunnels received some good news from researchers at the New Hampshire Agricultural ... more »


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