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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Nufarm’s ChampION++ fungicide/bactericide now OMRI listed

Nufarm announced that ChampION++, a fungicide/bactericide that controls key fungal and other diseases in a wide range of high-value crops such as citr... more »

Crop mix keeps customers coming back for more

When the Erbs talk about the diversity of their crops, they're not exaggerating. They grow 74 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, 54 varieties of peaches ... more »

Hot sauce puts jalapeno grower on the hot list

Craig Underwood can't explain exactly why Huy Fong Foods' Sriracha Hot Sauce has exploded in popularity in the last few years, but he can always specu... more »

Symposium gathers industry, leading researchers to study vegetable grafting

University, government and industry experts will come together to share the latest research findings and techniques on a method whose popularity is ra... more »

High Tunnel Tomatoes —VGNtv

Steve Bogash, Penn State Extension educator, is studying tomatoes under high tunnels in southern Pennsylvania.... watch »

New wash for sanitizing fresh produce

An Agricultural Research Service scientist in Pennsylvania has developed a sanitizing wash formulated with natural compounds that could reduce the num... more »

New research released from BioSafe Systems

BioSafe Systems has recently released two new studies on OxiDate 2.0 for tomatoes and StorOx 2.0 and OxiPhos for sugar beets.In a recent study conduct... more »

AgriLife Extension specialist to lead East Texas vegetable programs

He's done so many trainings in East Texas over the years, relocating to to the region is almost like coming home, said Dr. Joe Masabni, Texas A&M ... more »

Processing tomato production at a record high

Contracted production for California processing tomatoes is forecast at 14.5 million tons, averaging 49.5 tons per acre. The current forecasted produc... more »

Better tomato nutrition for improved packouts

Producing the greatest quantity of the highest quality tomatoes (peppers too) requires careful attention to production details.Packable tomato yields ... more »


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