Tomatoes/Peppers

Multifunctional robot for tomato harvesting introduced

The Certhon Harvest Robot is a multifunctional robot that detects, cuts and transports tomatoes to boxes all by itself. The deep-learning technology will make the robot smarter with each harvest. According to a news release,... more »

Be on the lookout for fusarium fruit rot, other threats in the mid-Atlantic

There continue to be no reports of late blight on tomato or potato in the mid-Atlantic region. But, this week there was a confirmed report on tomato in eastern Tennessee determined to be caused by... more »

Lipman Family Farms hosts 11th Annual Backpack Giveaway

Lipman Family Farms, an open-field tomato grower headquartered in Immokalee, Florida, has opened doors for thousands of Immokalee-area children through its Annual Backpack Giveaway held Aug. 7. The event, held at Immokalee High School, distributed... more »

BASF’s vegetable seeds business partners with Nature Source Improved Plants

BASF's vegetable seeds business has collaborated with Nature Source Improved Plants as an external collaborator since 2008, but as of July 1, 2021, the organizations have entered into a more intensive, comprehensive partnership. The collaboration focuses on... more »

Mastronardi, AppHarvest join forces for CEA venture

Mastronardi Produce Ltd. and AppHarvest have announced a new endeavor that will further strengthen their relationship and cement their leadership as true visionaries in the AgTech sector. The companies have signed a non-binding letter of... more »

Plant cell walls strengthened with CrabLife Powder, research shows

New research conducted by the USDA Agricultural Research Service demonstrated conclusively that application of CrabLife Powder to the roots of lettuce and tomato elicited expression of growth and defense-related genes, including those responsible for strengthening... more »

Quality problems in fruiting vegetables reported in Delaware

We are seeing quality problems in many fruiting vegetables in the Delaware region.  Often this is due to poor pollination. Signs of incomplete pollination in cucurbits include bottlenecked fruit or fruit with a pinched end,... more »

Tomato production 101: Distinctions beyond ‘fruit or vegetable’ debate

The American public has long debated whether the tomato is a vegetable or a fruit. This results in an uneasy truce: botanically, it’s considered a fruit, but practically, it’s lumped in with vegetables. [caption id=""... more »

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