Tomatoes/Peppers

Northeast growers monitor diseases following dry June

June proved to be a dry month across much of Pennsylvania and the Northeast region except for a few areas around Harrisburg and Scranton that received normal to slight above-normal precipitation. The average precipitation across... more »

Syngenta shows off futuristic breeding facility

Syngenta in May webcast a tour and interviews of Tomato Vision, an avant-garde tomato greenhouse in the Netherlands’ Maasland. The company, a giant in the specialty crop agriculture space, said the 150,000-square-foot greenhouse would change... more »

Robotic harvesting, data gathering investigated in chile pepper fields

Increasingly scarce irrigation resources and labor availability are key components impacting the sustainability of the New Mexico chile pepper industry. New Mexico State University’s Center of Excellence in Sustainable Food and Agricultural Systems is providing... more »

Production of five popular vegetables relies on foreign labor

In 2019, tomatoes for the fresh market, harvested by hand, were valued at $705 million, while sweet corn production, typically harvested by hand or machine, was valued at $652 million, and sweet potatoes, for which... more »

Tools for farmers to adapt provided with climate-change research

Farmers are already seeing the effects of warmer winter nights and hotter summer days on their crops. Climate change is gradual, but increasing overall temperatures affect many aspects of farming, including where and how crops... more »

Sakata Seed America acquires Danziger blocky pepper program

Sakata Seed America has acquired the blocky bell pepper breeding program from Danziger “Dan” Seeds Ltd of Israel. The purchase entitles Sakata to all existing assets of Danziger’s blocky bell pepper breeding program and will... more »

Cucumber downy mildew update on spore detection in Michigan

Downy mildew on cucumber or any other cucurbit has not been confirmed in Michigan or in adjacent states of the Great Lakes region. Our molecular analysis of the spore trap samples from Berrien County has recently confirmed... more »

Microgranular biostimulant in transplants to enhance growth and N uptake

Vegetable growers need high-quality transplants to ensure the success of their crops. Treating seedlings with protein hydrolysates and beneficial fungus has the potential to improve the health and quality of vegetable transplants via various biostimulant... more »


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