Tomatoes/Peppers

Pest and nutrient management in caterpillar tunnels

New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researcher Becky Sideman is studying tomato growth in caterpillar tunnels at the UNH Woodman Horticultural Research Farm.  Learn more about her research virtually “As If You Were There.” In partnership with the... 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-Mexico-Canada Agreement, didn't include any protections from cheaper produce coming from Mexico.... 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 on the company’s newsroom blog, Campbell’s Director of Sustainable Agriculture Dan Sonke discussed... 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 tomatoes to the Western U.S market. Well-known for superior garden-grown flavor,... 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 Florida to tomato growers in Southwest Florida to dairy farmers in North Florida, the... 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 vegetables for a hotel restaurant, Le George. “When we open... 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 high tunnel tomatoes. Although high tunnels provide direct protection from... 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 to as the Tomato Guidelines. This document lays the foundation for a forthcoming... more »


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