Tomatoes/Peppers

Growers develop mechanized lean-lower trellis device for tomatoes

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

New England’s Backyard Farms focuses on fresh

“Backyard Farms was founded by a team of New England businesspeople who were frustrated by the lack of fresh tomatoes in winter.”

Are bumble bees causing my tomato flowers to fall off?

I’ve had a number of calls and farm visits at tomato hoop houses this season regarding flowers aborting at the elbow of their stems. There has... more »

Growers develop mechanized lean-lower trellis device for tomatoes

A startup Michigan company is offering a back-saving device for easing down tomato vines that have grown to the top of the greenhouse. The Summit T... more »

47th Tomato Breeders’ Roundtable accessible online

The upcoming 47th Tomato Breeders’ Roundtable (April 4-6, 2018 at Ohio State University, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center) is coord... more »

Best practices for growing tomatoes yearly in a high tunnel

Consumer demand for fresh, locally-grown tomatoes throughout the year makes the crop a natural fit in high tunnel production. High tunnel tomatoes als... more »

New England’s Backyard Farms focuses on fresh

A large-scale greenhouse is giving New Englanders an option to buy locally-grown tomatoes year-round. Backyard Farms has 42 acres of greenhouses gr... more »

PlantTape to host tomato open house in California

After a year of successful trials, revolutionary automated transplanting system, PlantTape, is hosting an open house that will hig... more »

NatureFresh Farms shines light on tomatoes in Leamington expansion

John Ketler, general manager at NatureFresh Farms,  has announced the newest NatureFresh Farms greenhouse expansion taking place in Leamington, Ontar... more »

EPA OK’s Blossom Protect, Botector to increase storage time

Vista, California-based Westbridge Agricultural Products' has received Environmental Protection Agency approval for an extended storage period on the ... more »

Cost estimates for growing processing tomatoes in California

A new study on the costs and returns of producing processing tomatoes in Fresno County and the central San Joaquin Valley has been released by the UC ... more »

Wild tomato genome offers insights for growers, crop scientists

The Boyce Thompson Institute's Computational Biology Center (BCBC) in collaboration with RWTH Aachen University has released an annotated genome. ... more »


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