Tomatoes/Peppers

Some heat-tolerant vegetable varieties to consider

As you make your variety selections for 2020 you might want to consider trying a few heat tolerant varieties. Some vegetables, such as eggplant, okra and sweet potatoes, are inherently very heat tolerant. In other... more »

Baloian Farms first to kick off 2020 California bell pepper season

As a leader in West Coast pepper production, Fresno, California-based Baloian Farms along with their Coachella partner, Belk Farms, will celebrate their 32nd season together in the Coachella Valley by starting harvest on their spring... more »

Verano365 launches first product; Thrivedo helps greenhouse growers

Verano365, a startup horticultural technology company, recently announced  its first product called Thrivedo. Thrivedo consists of a proprietary protein-surfactant that delivers a significant increase in nutrient efficiency, water uptake and plant vigor. Thrivedo is enhanced... more »

Promising start to IPM program in Dominican Republic peppers

A trial to introduce a full IPM programme to a sweet pepper crop in the Caribbean is showing promising results, reports Luis Espinoza, Biobest manager for Latin American countries. “Sweet peppers are an important crop... more »

Inspections set under suspension agreement on fresh tomatoes from Mexico

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on March 18 issued a reminder that the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will begin inspections of tomatoes coming into the United States from Mexico at border locations on... more »

Managing pepper diseases requires layered practices

Peppers face fewer plant pathogens than other crops but diseases are still a big concern. “Peppers get fewer diseases than tomatoes but in general they get hammered harder,” said Sally Miller, professor in vegetable pathology... more »

Sweet peppers benefit from macrolophus-system

While macrolophus eats the eggs and larvae of greenhouse and tobacco whiteflies, it also loves aphids, spider mites and moth eggs. The bright green macrolophus-system predatory bug is greedy and can be of great value... more »

California vegetable value goes up while acres down

The value of California’s 2019 utilized vegetable production rose to $7.864 billion, 7.3% above the 2018 value according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Pacific Regional Field Office. Increases in the value of... more »


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