Phytophthora crown rot on cucurbits, peppers requires diligence

This year’s wet conditions are just what phytophthora ordered. This plant pathogen lives in the soil and survives Michigan winters. It does not move via air currents but spreads via splash of contaminated soil, surface... more »

UF/IFAS Florida Tomato Institute is Sept. 4

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is planning its Florida Tomato Institute. Following are the detais: The Ritz-Carlton 851 Gulfshore Blvd N Naples, Florida September 4, 2019 9:00 -  Welcome... more »

Cornell Extension: Late blight in northwest Pennsylvania

Late blight this month was found in Pennslyvania's Erie County, which borders of Ohio to the west, New York to the east and Lake Erie to the north. Late blight is a devastating airborne disease... more »

Florida appreciates new proposal for trade of Mexican tomatoes

U.S. trade policy for fresh Mexican tomatoes is far from resolved, but Florida growers are upbeat on the latest proposal from the U.S. Commerce Department. The U.S. commerce department has a longstanding investigation into the... more »

Snack peppers find acceptance with reduced seed count

John Stommel of the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA-ARS) has investigated the desirability for, and practicality of, producing snack peppers, both sweet and hot, with low seed count. His findings... more »

Mexican tomato growers submit data for antidumping investigation

Three Mexican tomato grower groups said in a July 10 press release that they recently submitted data in the renewed anti-dumping investigation. The U.S. Department of Commerce on May 7 terminated an agreement that suspended... more »

A&A Organic Farms debuting expanded tomato line

This year’s Organic Produce Summit is a chance to show visitors the full extent of what A&A Organic Farms Corp. has to offer. A&A Organic Farms out of Watsonville, California plans to feature at this... more »

Stinkbug damage found in many Maryland tomato fields

I have seen and have gotten reports of (and some really nice pictures of) stinkbug damage in tomatoes over the past 10 days from all over Maryland including the Eastern Shore. Stinkbug feeding damage is... more »

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