Tomatoes/Peppers

Sap analysis an option for winter tomato growers

Beyond simple field scouting, there’s another way to check up on high-value crops. New Age Laboratories, based in South Haven, Michigan, does analysis of sap pressed from plant leaves and petals. ... more

Assessing tomato grafting in low-disease high tunnels

Grafting is a proven way to incorporate disease resistance into tomato transplants. But in areas of the country with less history of tomato production and less ... more

Florida’s tomato industry threatened under new trade deal

In Florida, where produce like tomatoes rely on a domestic market, growers are finding the new trade deal announced recently, dubbed the United States... more »

Campbell’s details its yellow tomato variety

Food processing giant Campbell’s recently detailed its use of a special yellow tomato variety for select processing products. In a recent post... more »

Flavorful Brands, Lipman Family Farms partner to sell tomatoes

In expectation of rapid growth in the coming year, Flavorful Brands and The Produce Exchange / Lipman Family Farms are partnering to expand Tasti-Lee ... more »

Some Florida tomato growers pulling out after hurricane damage

Hurricane Irma didn't hurt just Florida's citrus growers. According to the Naples Daily News, from landscaping and nursery businesses in South Florid... more »

Paris Four Seasons hotel tries growing its own vegetables

Talk about the cream of the crop. A luxury hotel in Paris, the Four Seasons Hotel George V, is establishing an organic garden to grow fruits and v... more »

Watch for late blight, botrytis gray mold in high tunnel tomatoes

This fall as temperatures drop, dew periods extend, and the skies remain cloudy, be on the lookout for late blight and Botrytis gray mold in... more »

Food safety guidelines for fresh tomato supply chain available

United Fresh has released release of the third edition of the Commodity Specific Food Safety Guidelines for the Fresh Tomato Supply Chain, referred t... more »

California estimates 2018 processing tomato crop

Contracted production for California processing tomatoes this year is forecasted at 11.8 million tons, averaging 50.4 tons per acre, according to a re... more »

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 »


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