Tomatoes/Peppers

COFRA Holding acquires Ontario Plants

COFRA Holding has acquired Ontario Plants Propagation Limited, the leading supplier of high-quality starter plants for hydroponic and organic greenhouse growers in North America. Founded in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, in 2002, Ontario Plants is... more »

Technology, tradition help Carzalia Valley Produce thrive

Farming in the high desert of New Mexico only feet from the U.S.-Mexico border, Carzalia Valley Produce Inc. embraces new technology to change and improve its operations and grow onions sustainably. Family involvement is also... more »

Bacterial leaf spot, copper resistance found in New Jersey tomato, pepper

Copper resistance in bacterial leaf spot of tomato and pepper crops has been detected and more widespread than expected. While not surprising, copper resistance has been known to develop for decades now; however, this is... more »

Lipman Celebrates Eighth Annual 5K and Local Community

Lipman Family Farms, a field tomato grower based in Immokalee, Florida, honored its commitment to creating a lasting impact within the community by hosting the eighth annual 5K Run for Backpacks as a hybrid event... more »

North Carolina Tomato Growers Association offering scholarship

The North Carolina Tomato Growers Association is offering a $1,000 merit/need-based scholarship for the 2022-2023 academic year. Any North Carolina resident who pursues a horticulture or agribusiness undergraduate or graduate degree at a four-year North... more »

Florida tomato growers bolstered by decision on imported product

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) released a statement March 11 after the U.S Department of Commerce rejected a request by importers of Mexican tomatoes to exempt certain greenhouse-grown specialty tomatoes from the 2019 U.S.-Mexico Tomato Suspension Agreement,... more »

Unintended effects of gene editing in tomatoes studied

Yi Li, professor of plant science in the University of Connecticut College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources is working on a new $500,000 Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grant from the USDA/NIFA to study a... more »

Study: White clay spray mix repels tomato pest

Tomatoes are big business in Florida, the nation’s top producer of the popular fruit, but an insect no bigger than a grain of rice threatens growers’ fields each season. The whitefly prefers the underside of leaves, enjoying a variety... more »

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Technology, tradition help Carzalia Valley Produce thrive

Fertilizer, input costs focus of UF/IFAS seminar

Breeding cucurbits for disease resistance sought

Wildfire worries ramp up in the Pacific Northwest

Laser scarecrows studied to deter birds from fields

Revol Greens spurs growing, distributing leafy greens

MagrowTec aids spray coverage, input costs

Farm Market column: Project shows markets are essential businesses

Ag Labor Review column: Courage during difficult times often contagious

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