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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Arizona farm picks millions of pounds of hot, mild varieties

Rob Knorr picks 25 million pounds of peppers annually – jalapenos, both hot and mild – at his desert farm in Maricopa, Arizona. Although it’s... more »

Diseases challenge Louisiana tomato season

LSU AgCenter plant pathologist Raj Singh has never seen so many different diseases of tomatoes in one season. Singh, known as the LSU AgCenter plan... more »

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 »


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