Best in the Midwest: Centennial farm excels in open-field tomato growing

The family farm has roughly 2,400 acres under cultivation, and tomato plantings make up less than 10 percent of the farm’s total area. But it was excellence in open-field tomato growing that was recently recognized by its processor, Red Gold.

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High-tech controls key features of OSU greenhouse

The greenhouse features a computerized irrigation based on vapor pressure deficit (VPD) and a shade curtain for summer.

The hydroponic greenhouse for vegetable production was opened in the spring of 2017.

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Heirloom tomato research a team effort at Western Illinois

Seven varieties of tomatoes are at the center of a research collaboration crossing two Western Illinois University departments and providing academic ... more »

Lipman Family Farms, NatureSweet team up

Tomato industry leaders Lipman Family Farms and NatureSweet are joining forces to better serve customers and quick service restaurants by ensuring... more »

New direction for Wilson Produce adds crops, enhances branding

Nogales, Arizona-based vegetable growers Wilson Produce is expanding its product mix beyond its specialty crop of mini peppers. The Arizona-based comp... more »

TechAccel awards STAIR grant for tomato gene editing work

TechAccel, the Kansas City-based technology and venture development company, has selected a grant recipient under the Venture Catalyst Science T... more »

Southern blight hitting Mississippi’s tomatoes hard

Conditions have been ideal this summer for a disease outbreak that makes tomatoes wilt and look like they are just too dry. Southern blight... more »

Best in the Midwest: Centennial farm excels in open-field tomato growing

The family name is Rice, and on the surface, they seem unlikely heroes for tomato growers. The Rice family has farmed near Wanatah, Indiana for... more »

Phytophthora blight first 2018 report in Ohio’s Huron County

Phytophthora blight was diagnosed last week in pepper plants from Huron County, Ohio.  This is several weeks earlier than we normally see Phytophthor... more »

Renewal of tomato suspension pact sought by Mexican growers

Mexico and the U.S are negotiating a new five year-price minimum price suspension agreement for tomatoes. The tomato suspension agreement between M... more »

Texas tomato producers make better connections through grafting

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistical Service reported just over 2,100 acres in Texas were used for... more »

Wendy’s commits to vine-ripened, greenhouse-grown tomatoes

Wendy's June 5 announced plans to source vine-ripened tomatoes for its North American restaurants exclusively from greenhouse farms by early 2019. ... more »

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