Best in the Midwest: Centennial farm excels in open-field tomato growing

The family farm has roughly 2,400 acres under cultivation, and tomato plantings make up less than 10 percent of the farm’s total area. But it was excellence in open-field tomato growing that was recently recognized by its processor, Red Gold.

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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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Flavorful Brands, Lipman Family Farms partner to sell tomatoes

In expectation of rapid growth in the coming year, Flavorful Brands and The Produce Exchange / Lipman Family Farms are partnering to expand Tasti-Lee ... more »

Some Florida tomato growers pulling out after hurricane damage

Hurricane Irma didn't hurt just Florida's citrus growers. According to the Naples Daily News, from landscaping and nursery businesses in South Florid... more »

Paris Four Seasons hotel tries growing its own vegetables

Talk about the cream of the crop. A luxury hotel in Paris, the Four Seasons Hotel George V, is establishing an organic garden to grow fruits and v... more »

Watch for late blight, botrytis gray mold in high tunnel tomatoes

This fall as temperatures drop, dew periods extend, and the skies remain cloudy, be on the lookout for late blight and Botrytis gray mold in... more »

Food safety guidelines for fresh tomato supply chain available

United Fresh has released release of the third edition of the Commodity Specific Food Safety Guidelines for the Fresh Tomato Supply Chain, referred t... more »

California estimates 2018 processing tomato crop

Contracted production for California processing tomatoes this year is forecasted at 11.8 million tons, averaging 50.4 tons per acre, according to a re... more »

Heirloom tomato research a team effort at Western Illinois

Seven varieties of tomatoes are at the center of a research collaboration crossing two Western Illinois University departments and providing academic ... more »

Lipman Family Farms, NatureSweet team up

Tomato industry leaders Lipman Family Farms and NatureSweet are joining forces to better serve customers and quick service restaurants by ensuring... more »

New direction for Wilson Produce adds crops, enhances branding

Nogales, Arizona-based vegetable growers Wilson Produce is expanding its product mix beyond its specialty crop of mini peppers. The Arizona-based comp... more »

TechAccel awards STAIR grant for tomato gene editing work

TechAccel, the Kansas City-based technology and venture development company, has selected a grant recipient under the Venture Catalyst Science T... more »

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