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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Scientists take different approaches to tastier tomatoes

Anyone who has ever wondered why some tomatoes can taste so bland might be interested in the work of two Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist... more »

Montero Farms recalls orange peppers

Montero Farms of McAllen, Texas is recalling Orange Habanero Peppers due to a potential contamination with Salmonella. The organism can cause serious... more »

Protecting tomatoes from herbicide drift

Miners used to take canaries into mines, especially when opening a new shaft. They did this because canaries are more sensitive to dangerous gases tha... more »

High tunnels could be profitable for NH pepper growers

New Hampshire farmers looking to grow colored bell peppers in high tunnels will be pleased to learn that researchers from the NH Agricultural Experime... more »

Philips highlights LED grow lights in greenhouses

On March 8 and 9, a group of 50 tomato growers, owners and consultants from nine countries participated in the third Philips High Wire Event organize... more »

New model helps chile growers battle weeds

The tall morning glory weed can be problematic for chile growers. The presence of this weed in crops may lead to an increase in harvesting time or hoe... more »

Dale Marshall

Developing a Mechanical Pepper Harvester

Dale Marshall spent the bulk of his career as an engineer with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service developing vegetable harvesters.... watch »

NatureFresh Farms picks first OhioRed tomato crop

NatureFresh Farms announced the first crop of OhioRed tomatoes is being picked. NatureFresh Farms announced in January 2015 that it would be bu... more »

Study: How LED lighting treatments affect greenhouse tomato quality

To satisfy increasing consumer demand for locally grown, fresh tomatoes during off-seasons, greenhouse tomato growers often need to rely on supplement... more »

NIMITZ use on tomatoes reinstated with removal of direct-seeding restriction

ADAMA  has announced the newly approved revisions to NIMITZ 480 EC nematicide. The new label reinstates tomatoes back onto the NIMITZ approved fruiti... more »


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