Tomatoes/Peppers

UC Cooperative Extension to investigate healthy soil practices

Six University of California Cooperative Extension research projects were awarded funding ranging from $100,000 to $250,000 each from the California Department of Food and Agriculture Healthy Soils Program. The grants are designed to fund implementation and... more »

Late blight confirmed in southwestern New York

Late blight was confirmed Aug. 27 on a commercial farm in Chautauqua County, New York, on both tomatoes and potatoes. This is the first confirmed report in the region this year. The next closest reports... more »

Pennsylvania vegetable, berry crops impacted by weather, disease, pests

On Aug. 21, 2020, a drought watch was issued by the Department of Environmental Protection for 16 counties in Pennsylvania. These counties include McKean, Potter, Cameron, Clinton, Clearfield, Center, Butler, Armstrong, Indiana, Cameron, Blair, Huntingdon,... more »

Plant chemicals are a trick or treat for insects

Plants contain a mixture of hundreds of unique chemicals that can attract or repel pests like caterpillars. For the caterpillar, this means they can choose from a buffet of tasty plants with varying phytochemicals. Some... more »

Fruit set problems, pollination disorders in fruiting vegetables

Vegetable harvest is peaking on in Delmarva, Delaware. Unfortunately, we often see pollination problems in fruiting vegetables when weather conditions are unfavorable and 2020 is no exception. Signs of incomplete pollination in cucurbits include bottlenecked fruit or... more »

Lipman Family Farms to showcase fresh-cut line at PMA Foodservice

As the need for reliable supply grows across the foodservice industry, Immokalee, Florida-based Lipman Family Farms will highlight their new line of fresh-cut green beans this week at PMA Foodservice: Delivered. Resilient to shifts in... more »

The importance of leaf cover in fruiting vegetables

July is the month that we see the highest temperatures and often have cloud free, high light intensity days and long day lengths. Under these conditions, good leaf cover is essential for producing high quality... more »

Tomatoes, other vegetables featured in Louisiana virtual field day

The annual Louisiana State University tomato field day had to be canceled this year, but the research continued. Since 2009, the event has been hosted by the LSU AgCenter in St. James Parish at Raymond... more »


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