Tomatoes/Peppers

36th Annual Tomato Disease Workshop scheduled for Nov. 2

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, located in Ontario, Canada is virtually hosting the 36th annual Tomato Disease Workshop Nov. 2. Launched in 1985, the Tomato Disease Workshop (TDW) facilitates discussions on pathogen topics including disease... more »

Getting started with greenhouse tomatoes: what you need to know at the 2021 Great Lakes EXPO

For many in the industry, this year’s Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO is the first chance to gather as a whole once again. The Michigan-based show is chock-full of meetings, education sessions... more »

Study: Tomato trade with Mexico could cost US growers $250M a year

As Mexico increases tomato exports across the world, including to the United States, prices plummet for American growers, including those in Florida. That practice could cost American growers as much as $252 million per year... more »

Improved tomato yields, size, sought by Florida researcher

Florida growers produced 606 million pounds of fresh-market tomatoes last year, which brought in $463 million in revenue. But with competition from places like Mexico, farmers are always looking for an edge – to grow... more »

Texas A&M AgriLife turns up heat on US hot pepper market

New hot pepper agronomic practices and technologies could help rejuvenate the U.S. market and help reduce production costs for producers. Kevin Crosby, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Research professor with Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of... more »

Mucci Farms signs marketing pact with Casey Houweling in California

Kingsville, Ontario, Canada-based Mucci Farms has announced it has entered an exclusive marketing agreement with Casey Houweling to market all produce grown in the Camarillo, California, facility under the Mucci Farms brand and trademarks. As... more »

Enhanced disease protection to greenhouse industry, several crops pursued

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service will begin testing randomly selected imported Pelargonium( geranium) plant material for the bacterial pathogen Ralstonia solanacearum at Plant Protection and Quarantine’s Plant Inspection Stations located at major ports of entry.... more »

Lipman Family Farms launches expanded compostable packaging for organics

Immokalee, Florida-based Lipman Family Farms will showcase the expansion of their compostable packaging line at the upcoming Southern Innovations conference and the Organic Produce Summit. Designed for organic grape tomatoes, mini cucumbers, green beans and... more »

Current Issue

Old Dominion Organic Farms has tobacco history, organic is the future

Pythium in cucurbits: Temperature decides species

Small grower goes big in sustainable packaging effort

Getting started with greenhouse tomatoes is EXPO topic

Meet the Fruit & Vegetable 40 Under Forty Class of 2021

Farm Market column: Seek a brand that builds positive customer response

Notes from the Farm column: Machine maintenance proceeds amid world’s woes

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: A show of hands outlines US farm labor trends

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