Tomatoes/Peppers

Cornell releases new Galaxy Suite grape tomato varieties

New York farmers now have a new way to satisfy consumers’ hunger for something different. Phillip Griffiths, associate professor of plant breeding and genetics at Cornell AgriTech, has released a collection of organic grape tomato... more »

Kitchen Minis program now part of PanAmerican Seed

PanAmerican Seed has purchased the Kitchen Minis program from Dalina Genetics, a Danish breeder of ornamental and edible plants. The purchase includes breeding lines, as well as commercial products of compact tomatoes and cucumbers. This... more »

NMSU’s Chile Pepper Institute might develop chile peppers for NASA

New Mexico State University’s Chile Pepper Institute may soon be exploring new heights. The Chile Pepper Institute, located within the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, has recently been contacted by the National Aeronautics... more »

USDA: Greenhouse tomato production spans most US states

While Florida and California accounted for 76 percent of U.S. production of field-grown tomatoes in 2016, greenhouse production and use of other protected-culture technologies help extend the growing season and make production feasible in a... more »

Sen. Rubio, colleagues defend US growers, administration

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, R-Florida, along with his colleagues, released on March 13 statements addressing criticism by a group of lawmakers and industry groups on the Trump Administration’s decision to immediately terminate a suspension agreement... more »

LandSpring HP from AgroFresh gets OK for California tomatoes

AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:AGFS), a global leader in produce freshness solutions, announced today the expansion of two patent-protected and proven solutions. Near-harvest formulation Harvista SC received regulatory approval in Australia and pre-transplant technology LandSpring WP... more »

NMSU institute secures funding for chile pepper research

After 10 years of arduous work, New Mexico State University’s Chile Pepper Institute has finally funded its $1 million endowment chair. The endowed chair ensures that funds will always be available for chile pepper research... more »

helioCORE greenhouse light control system recognized by ag engineers

An LED grow light control system helioCORE has been recognized by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers with a 2019 AE50 award for "Outstanding Innovations in Product or System Technology." The annual AE50 awards are presented... more »


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