Tomatoes/Peppers

Balance the costs, benefits of grafting

High tunnel production is popular for good reasons, but can be hampered by soil-based challenges such as disease, compaction, salinity and other types of stresses that sap overall productivity. Grafting can help and creates a... more »

Lipman Family Farms to showcase compostable packaging at event

Immokalee, Florida-based Lipman Family Farms will showcase new compostable clamshell packaging at the Southeast Produce Council’s Southern Exposure conference next week, reinforcing the company’s ongoing commitment to sustainable practices across the supply chain. Carefully curated... more »

Study of chilli genetics could lead to greater pepper varieties

Scientists investigating the genetics of chilli pepper species have discovered a whole host of new chilli hybrids that can be grown by crossing domesticated peppers with their wild cousins. This will allow plant breeders to... more »

Lyra offers 3-in-1 nutrient management and biostimulant for specialty crops

Cary, North Carolina-based Verdesian Life Sciences has introduced Lyra, a premium nutrient management tool for fertigated specialty crops. According to a news release, Lyra offers a patent-pending combination of Verdesian’s co-polymer technology for season long... more »

Top Seeds International: Excellent promises for cherry tomato Durillo

This is a great year for the Durillo cherry tomato bred by Top Seeds International, the global vegetable seed company which specializes in the development, production and distribution of innovative, high quality hybrid varieties. Durillo,... more »

Susceptibility factors in the fungal infections of ripe tomatoes viewed

Each year, roughly 25% of the fruits and veggies produced across the globe are lost due to fungal diseases. In fleshy fruits, like tomatoes, this issue is more pronounced, especially as they ripen. Researchers from... more »

Vitalis Organic Seeds has new breed of tomatoes

Vitalis Organic Seeds announces its newly developed series of tomatoes in its Mixologist Collection, now available to growers in the United States. Mixologist offers the perfect mix of heirloom beauty and traits, old-world goodness with a... more »

Niche peppers, packinghouse boost Ark Foods’ ascent

A packinghouse of one’s own is a milestone for a young produce company. So, when in 2020, a vegetable operation based in Brooklyn, New York, bought a 12,000-square-foot facility near the agricultural town of Immokalee,... more »

Current Issue

Living Greens Farm enlarges product offerings, distribution

Balance the costs, benefits of grafting

Snap bean variety key for flowering in summer heat

Tests for viral diseases a guide to identify ToBRFV

Pursue best practices for fumigation, building soil microbes

New technology turns trusted irrigators into multi-purpose tool

Studies of biostimulant benefits address questions

Riverdance Farms finds success with farm-visiting crowd

‘Delighting’ the online customer ideal marketers’ goal

National Council of Agricultural Employer column: Wage increases naturally lead to job loss – ag included

Notes from the Farm column: Pipe layers spur ideas for installing irrigation lines

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