High-tech controls key features of OSU greenhouse

The greenhouse features a computerized irrigation based on vapor pressure deficit (VPD) and a shade curtain for summer.

The hydroponic greenhouse for vegetable production was opened in the spring of 2017.

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Growers develop mechanized lean-lower trellis device for tomatoes

“The ones who do the job know exactly how bad it is.”

Phytophthora blight first 2018 report in Ohio’a Huron County

Phytophthora blight was diagnosed last week in pepper plants from Huron County, Ohio.  This is several weeks earlier than we normally see Phytophthor... more »

Renewal of tomato suspension pact sought by Mexican growers

Mexico and the U.S are negotiating a new five year-price minimum price suspension agreement for tomatoes. The tomato suspension agreement between M... more »

Texas tomato producers make better connections through grafting

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistical Service reported just over 2,100 acres in Texas were used for... more »

Wendy’s commits to vine-ripened, greenhouse-grown tomatoes

Wendy's June 5 announced plans to source vine-ripened tomatoes for its North American restaurants exclusively from greenhouse farms by early 2019. ... more »

California tomato processors contract for 11.9 million tons

California’s tomato processors reported in May they were contracting for 11.9 million tons of processing tomatoes during 2018, according to a report... more »

Helm Agro gets California OK for Helmet, Helmet SPC herbicides

Helm Agro US, Inc. announced that the California Department of Pesticide Regulations (CDPR) has approved  Helmet and Helmet SPC herbicides for use ... more »

Fellowship at NMSU goes to researcher of pepper progenitor

A researcher from Mexico has been selected for a prestigious fellowship that will allow her to explore pepper research at New Mexico State University.... more »

Vegetables part of $177.4 million in commodity buys planned by USDA

Up to $177.4 million in purchases for nutrition assistance programs using a new streamlined process was introduced May 24 by U.S. Department of Agric... more »

UF/IFAS researchers may use fungi to control deadly crop disease

A group of fungi might fight a disease that’s dangerous to tomatoes and specialty crops. University of Florida scientists hope to develop this biolo... more »

High-tech controls key features of OSU greenhouse

Computerized irrigation based on vapor pressure deficit (VPD) and a shade curtain for summer that doubles as an energy curtain in the winter were two ... more »

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