Tomatoes/Peppers

APHIS deploys high-tech tool to keep Ralstonia out of US

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has deployed a new, high-tech tool to help protect U.S. nursery and specialty crop growers from a disease-causing microbe called Ralstonia solanacearum. Animal and Plant Health Inspection... more »

Tomatoes in top 10 of valued crops in Fresno County report

The Fresno County Department of Agriculture’s 2020 Crop and Livestock Report was presented to the Board of Supervisors today. For the third straight year, Fresno County is the No. 1 agricultural county in the nation.... more »

Steady growth continues in US fresh vegetable import volume

Recent USDA data shows U.S. fresh vegetable import volumes continue to witness a steady growth. Last year, 77 million pounds of fresh vegetables came in from Mexico.The chart above compares annual changes in volumes of... more »

Survey seeks grafting information from tomato and watermelon growers

Researchers at the University of Florida, collaborating with the Clemson University, North Carolina State University, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, Kansas State University, Washington State University, University of Arizona, University of California, Davis, and... more »

NatureSweet Tomatoes cited for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility

Equitable Food Initiative announced Nov. 1 that EFI-certified NatureSweet Tomatoes has earned a Communitas Award for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility thanks to leadership efforts during the pandemic. NatureSweet was proactive in its daily health... more »

Pioneer NMSU horticulturist inducted into national ag hall of fame

After a two-year delay, Fabián García, a Mexican immigrant whose research at New Mexico State University helped influence agriculture nationwide, was inducted into the National Agricultural Center’s Hall of Fame in Kansas on Oct. 23,... more »

Membership on the Florida Tomato Committee reapportioned by USDA

On Oct. 15 the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a final rule that reapportions membership on the Florida Tomato Committee under the federal marketing order for Tomatoes Grown in Florida. This action changes the number... more »

Nature Fresh Farms rebrands produce-growing greenhouses

Nature Fresh Farms, a large independent greenhouse produce growers in North America, recently rebranded the company with an identity that embraces its growth and innovation. The Leamington, Ontario-based farm operation – which specializes in peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes,... more »

Current Issue

City operation balances social distancing, customer access

Growers eye regionally adapted seeds

Expert cites anti-disease properties of peptides for use in specialty crops

BioConsortia bids to make a mark on industry

Succotash session set for 2021 Great Lakes EXPO

Farm Market column: Why did the customers stop coming to market?

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Farm community can help lead to better times

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