Tomatoes/Peppers

Friðheimar grows, processes and serves tomato dishes to tourists

It’s hard to believe that a remote Icelandic agritourism business could draw 180,000 visitors – half of the country’s population – in a year, but in 2019 it did. Iceland is more known for its... more »

Purdue’s vegetable field day offers networking, education

Vegetable farming and growing vegetables in the home garden is important for many people in Northwest Indiana. Farmers and gardeners can increase their knowledge in vegetable production at an Aug. 9 field day from Purdue... more »

Tomato grafting research shows potential, drawbacks

University of California researchers borrowed a page from the tree fruit industry handbook and looked at grafting tomato scion that produces desirable fruit onto hardy rootstocks. Part of the impetus behind their field trials, which... more »

Lipman Family Farms sees sustainability through breeding, growing

Lipman Family Farms includes sustainability throughout its North American production. While the Immokalee, Florida, family operation has expanded from growing tomatoes into other crops and related operations, it remains a grower at heart. Lipman has... more »

Sakata Seed America relocates, expands facilities

Sakata Seed America has two new business establishments in major California agricultural centers: Salinas Valley and Woodland. Since 1988, Sakata Seed America has operated its North American headquarters in Morgan Hill, California. The company recently... more »

UF/IFAS hosting Florida Tomato Conference in September

The University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and Florida Tomatoes will host the 2022 Florida Tomato Conference in LaBelle on Wednesday, Sept. 7. Program features include: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.: The... more »

Lack of water continues to slash California tomato acreage

David Richter has a good tomato crop going so far – but like many other farmers, not as much as in preceding years. Richter, who farms near Knights Landing in Sutter County, California, cut his... more »

Lipman Family Farms CEO Shoemaker to retire

Kent Shoemaker, chief executive officer of Lipman Family Farms for 13 years, plans to retire in 2023. He will remain in the position until Lipman Family Farms, a grower of field and controlled-environment tomatoes, transitions... more »

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August 2022 issue of Vegetable Growers News

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