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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Tempting Vegetables Lure in Customers

Atina Diffley remembers the Alar scare of 1989 – but for the opposite reason many apple growers remember it. For apple growers, it was a financ... more »

Funding Cutbacks Force North Carolina Extension To Be Creative

This is the third story in a series about the future of Extension. Mary Helen Ferguson just got a job as a county agent with North Carolina Cooperativ... more »

FDA Releases Final Rule on Nutrition Labeling

If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, perhaps we should eat a bigger apple. That seems to be a conclusion American consumers have reached. One of t... more »

Innovations Improve Pepper Handling

Ed Hughs is determined to save chili peppers and cotton for New Mexico growers. Hughs is an agricultural engineer with Agricultural Research Service's... more »

Women, Minorities Continue to Take Over on the Farm

The changing face of farming belongs to women and minorities. According to the USDA NASS Census of Agriculture, the number of women principal farm ope... more »

Taste, Tolerance Remain Popular Trends For Vegetable Industry

Eating quality, disease resistance and shelf life are the three key talking points in the vegetable seed industry right now, according to industry ins... more »

Local Farmer Trying Different Methods of Growing Veggies

Mike Burnette of Burnette's Farms can't stand a watered-down tomato. The Clanton Advertiser... more »

Tomato Growers See Bright Spot

California processing-tomato growers, after suffering years of low prices and two consecutive seasons of crop-damaging weather, find their prospects a... more »

UI Study Finds Two Vegetables Team Up on Cancer

Broccoli and tomatoes have shown cancer-fighting qualities in a number of studies, but a new University of Illinois study indicates that they work eve... more »

Fresh Vegetable Harvested Acreage Up 2 Percent

The prospective area for harvest of 11 selected fresh-market vegetables during the winter quarter is forecast at 183,900 acres, according to USDA's Na... more »


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