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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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 »

Grant expands UNH tomato research

University of New Hampshire researchers have received a three-year grant for nearly $250,000 that will substantially expand research that aims to impr... more »

New AgroFresh technology reduces transplant shock

AgroFresh Solutions has introduced its new LandSpring product, a 1-Methylcyclopropene technology for use on transplanted vegetable seedlings. LandSpri... more »

Figure 1. Internal whitening of tomato fruit found in high tunnel tomatoes this late spring.

Tomatoes see ripening problems in high tunnels

May was a very cool, cloudy and wet month, which is having all kinds of repercussions now and into the summer for field crops. Gordon Johnson and Kate... more »

Microalgae-based soil amendment now registered

Heliae Development has registered its new PhycoTerra soil amendment for use on specialty crops grown in the United States. Current registration infor... more »


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