Tomatoes/Peppers

Viva Fresh Expo to host workshop on Tomato Suspension Agreement

From the left are Dante Galeazzi, president and CEO of the Texas International Produce Association; J.O. Alvarez, president of J.O. Alvarez; Jason Klinowski, an agricultural and food law attorney at Wallace,... more »

USDA proposes changes in the handling requirements for Florida tomatoes

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposed April 16 changes to the handling requirements under the federal marketing order for tomatoes grown in Florida. The Florida Tomato Committee recommended a proposal to eliminate the standard weight... more »

US growers are harvesting an increasing amount of organic tomatoes

Fresh tomatoes have remained a staple in American kitchens even as consumer tastes and preferences evolve. For example, producers have responded to consumer demand for more organic produce by cultivating more organic tomatoes. From 2008... more »

Prune, support greenhouse tomatoes

Tomatoes grow well in hoophouses, but they need support and pruning, and no two farms are the same. “There’re many types of support systems and lots of different parts of a tomato plant to prune,”... more »

Goodwill in negotiation of Mexican fresh tomato imports

The debate over import policy for Mexico-grown fresh tomatoes this week rebooted with some good vibes and offers of negotiation. Associations representing most of the Mexican tomato industry on Monday, April 8, proposed to the... more »

Hydroponic operation closes offering via Harvest Returns’ platform

Kentucky Fresh Harvest, a hydroponic greenhouse operation based in Stanford, Kentucky, announced it has successfully completed an equity capital raise totaling $520,000 on Harvest Returns' investment platform. The funding raised will help the Kentucky Fresh... more »

Genetics, sprays, IPM methods help Florida tomatoes

Florida tomato growers are arming themselves with a wider arsenal of tools for the annual fight against whiteflies and the virus they carry. Genetic traits, new chemical sprays and integrated pest management (IPM) techniques all... more »

Grafting tomatoes protects plants, increases yields

 Grafting vegetables is a time-tested way for growers to protect plants from soil-borne diseases as well as potentially improve yields, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Grafting is the process of... more »


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