Tomatoes/Peppers

Growers on the ground helped by cloud based software

A University of Florida agricultural engineer has developed software that can help growers find the best places to plant crops and to identify fruit and vegetable varieties that perform better against diseases. Now, Yiannis Ampatzidis... more »

Annual Florida Tomato Conference rescheduled for Oct. 2-3

The Florida Tomato Committee and Florida Tomato Exchange annual conference has been rescheduled for Oct. 2-3. The venue has changed to the UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center. Attached are details for the location,... more »

Flavorful Brands to offer Tasti-Lee field tomatoes in West

Flavorful Brands said in a Sept. 4 press release it will take Tasti-Lee tomatoes to California, Nevada and Hawaii. Tasti-Lee brand tomatoes are round, vine-ripened and grown in fields. The tomato plant variety was developed by the... more »

APHIS amends import procedures for tomato, pepper seeds

Effective Sept. 8, 2019, the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is amending the entry requirements for tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) and pepper (Capsicum spp.) seeds imported from all countries into the United States.... more »

Smartphone test detects late blight

New technology developed by North Carolina State University researchers could allow farmers to cost-effectively test for plant diseases — such as late blight — right in the field using only a smartphone and a small... more »

Processing tomato production forecast down

The USDA forecasts California’s processing tomato production to be below last year’s. The USDA’s contracted production for California processing tomatoes is forecast at 11.5 million tons, averaging 49.8 tons per acre, according to a press... more »

Vitalis Organic Seeds: Celebrating 25 years providing the best in genetics for organic growers

{Sponsored} Twenty-five years ago, Vitalis Organic Seeds formed with a vision to provide the best in vegetable and herb genetics for organic growers. This vision has been manifested through global organic seed production and breeding programs... more »

University of Florida researchers close in on a tastier tomato

In their quest for a tastier tomato, University of Florida scientists are finding traits they believe will tempt consumers with flavor that triggers their senses even more. They’re making significant progress on improving the UF-developed... more »


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