Tomatoes/Peppers

Texas A&M AgriLife turns up heat on US hot pepper market

New hot pepper agronomic practices and technologies could help rejuvenate the U.S. market and help reduce production costs for producers. Kevin Crosby, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Research professor with Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of... more »

Mucci Farms signs marketing pact with Casey Houweling in California

Kingsville, Ontario, Canada-based Mucci Farms has announced it has entered an exclusive marketing agreement with Casey Houweling to market all produce grown in the Camarillo, California, facility under the Mucci Farms brand and trademarks. As... more »

Enhanced disease protection to greenhouse industry, several crops pursued

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service will begin testing randomly selected imported Pelargonium( geranium) plant material for the bacterial pathogen Ralstonia solanacearum at Plant Protection and Quarantine’s Plant Inspection Stations located at major ports of entry.... more »

Lipman Family Farms launches expanded compostable packaging for organics

Immokalee, Florida-based Lipman Family Farms will showcase the expansion of their compostable packaging line at the upcoming Southern Innovations conference and the Organic Produce Summit. Designed for organic grape tomatoes, mini cucumbers, green beans and... more »

Multifunctional robot for tomato harvesting introduced

The Certhon Harvest Robot is a multifunctional robot that detects, cuts and transports tomatoes to boxes all by itself. The deep-learning technology will make the robot smarter with each harvest. According to a news release,... more »

Be on the lookout for fusarium fruit rot, other threats in the mid-Atlantic

There continue to be no reports of late blight on tomato or potato in the mid-Atlantic region. But, this week there was a confirmed report on tomato in eastern Tennessee determined to be caused by... more »

Lipman Family Farms hosts 11th Annual Backpack Giveaway

Lipman Family Farms, an open-field tomato grower headquartered in Immokalee, Florida, has opened doors for thousands of Immokalee-area children through its Annual Backpack Giveaway held Aug. 7. The event, held at Immokalee High School, distributed... more »

BASF’s vegetable seeds business partners with Nature Source Improved Plants

BASF's vegetable seeds business has collaborated with Nature Source Improved Plants as an external collaborator since 2008, but as of July 1, 2021, the organizations have entered into a more intensive, comprehensive partnership. The collaboration focuses on... more »

Current Issue

Onion growers overcome weather, navigate marketing

University of California improves equipment for vacuuming lygus bugs

Strohauer Farms diversifies with organic potatoes

‘Genius Bar’ stage, return of social hour at 2021 Great Lakes EXPO

Biological industry maturing after decades of change

Why garden centers should consider a CSA program

Customer expectations change during pandemic

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Heat is on to protect those who toil on farms

Notes from the Farm column: Health challenges, mixed with desire to finish projects

see all current issue »

75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345

616.520.2137

Get one year of Vegetable Growers News in both print and digital editions for only $15.50.

Interested in reading the print edition of Vegetable Growers News?

Subscribe Today »


Be sure to check out our sister sites:
produceprocessingsm
website development by deyo designs