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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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 »

BrightFarms: Commercial-scale produce operations in local markets

What is being billed as one of the world’s largest urban farms and greenhouses is nearing completion in Washington, D.C. The 100,000-square-foot ... more »

Johnny’s Selected Seeds recognized for Corno di Toro pepper varieties

Johnny's Selected Seeds has received two All-American Selections National Awards in recognition of its newest Corno di Toro pepper varieties. Acco... more »

Seaweed extract benefits petunia, tomato transplants

Seaweed extracts are used widely in agriculture and horticulture production systems. Benefits of the extracts can include early seed germination a... more »

PMA Impact Awards honor produce packaging

Seventy-one submissions from 57 companies vied for five 2015 Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Impact Awards: Excellence in Packaging. Winners of... more »

Bejo Seeds showcasing “Tasti-Trio” at PMA Fresh Summit

At the 2015 PMA Fresh Summit and Convention in Atlanta, Oct. 23-25, Bejo Seeds will serve three of its produce items with celebrity chef Mareya, The F... more »

Pacific Tomato Growers unveil new name, look and product line

Fourth generation, family-owned Pacific Tomato Growers announced the company’s newly established brands, Sunripe Certified Brands (U.S.) and Sunc... more »

Mexican tomato plantlets final rule published

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service published a final rule in the Federal Register which amends the regulations governing the importat... more »

UNH scientist develops new cherry tomato

A University of New Hampshire scientist has developed a new cherry tomato designed to be grown in hanging baskets in greenhouses. Rambling Rose provid... more »

Center for Produce Safety announces $20,000,000 campaign

Since its inception in 2007, the Center for Produce Safety (CPS) has provided $16.4 million to fund produce safety research. To expand this work, the... more »


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