Tomatoes/Peppers

Mastronardi receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Greenhouse pioneer Paul Mastronardi, president and CEO of Mastronardi Produce, received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Ontario Produce Marketing Association (OPMA) 31st Annual Gala and Awards Ceremony. The prestigious award recognizes an individual that... more »

Microsoft AI partnership helps reduce greenhouse labor issues

Microsoft is collaborating with Blue Radix, a company specializing in autonomous growing, to use artificial intelligence to help reduce the scarcity of crop expertise in greenhouses. Greenhouses around the world are facing a unique crisis.... more »

Florida Tomato Institute grapples with pests

Despite some low crop years, Florida tomato growers are returning to normal production. A continuing concern, however, is protecting the crop from pests. At the Florida Tomato Institute on Sept. 7 in LaBelle, Florida, growers... more »

Biobest recognized for pest, disease biocontrol

Biobest has received the Bernard Blum Award, for the most innovative biocontrol product, in recognition of Pronemite (Pronematus ubiquitus) – a new category of commercial arthropod biocontrol agent that concurrently targets a key pest, and... more »

Mid-Atlantic convention features Growing Farmers leader

A grower entrepreneur will be the keynote speaker for the 2023 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention. The show has also released information on its grower-oriented educational sessions. Michael Kilpatrick, who runs the online farmer education... more »

Fourth generation to lead Lipman Family Farms

Elyse Lipman, representing the fourth generation at Lipman Family Farms, is succeeding Kent Shoemaker as CEO of the tomato grower-shipper. Shoemaker led the company for 13 years, according to a news release, and Elyse Lipman... more »

New report estimates Hurricane Ian damage

Hurricane Ian caused up to $1.8 billion in losses to Florida agriculture production and infrastructure, according to an Oct. 24 report from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS). While the damage estimate... more »

Florida tomatoes to harvest despite Hurricane Ian damage

Even though Hurricane Ian caused some damage, the Sunshine State’s growers want buyers to know they will be harvesting and shipping tomatoes during the winter. “Florida’s November tomato crop will be smaller than normal due... more »

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