Tomatoes/Peppers

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 soil-borne disease, is grafting still be... more

Best in the Midwest: Centennial farm excels in open-field tomato growing

The family farm has roughly 2,400 acres under cultivation, and tomato plantings make up less than 10 percent of the farm’s total area. But it was excellence in open-field tomato growing that was recently recognized by its processor, Red Gold.

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Southern blight hitting Mississippi’s tomatoes hard

Conditions have been ideal this summer for a disease outbreak that makes tomatoes wilt and look like they are just too dry. Southern blight... more »

Best in the Midwest: Centennial farm excels in open-field tomato growing

The family name is Rice, and on the surface, they seem unlikely heroes for tomato growers. The Rice family has farmed near Wanatah, Indiana for... more »

Phytophthora blight first 2018 report in Ohio’s Huron County

Phytophthora blight was diagnosed last week in pepper plants from Huron County, Ohio.  This is several weeks earlier than we normally see Phytophthor... more »

Renewal of tomato suspension pact sought by Mexican growers

Mexico and the U.S are negotiating a new five year-price minimum price suspension agreement for tomatoes. The tomato suspension agreement between M... more »

Texas tomato producers make better connections through grafting

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistical Service reported just over 2,100 acres in Texas were used for... more »

Wendy’s commits to vine-ripened, greenhouse-grown tomatoes

Wendy's June 5 announced plans to source vine-ripened tomatoes for its North American restaurants exclusively from greenhouse farms by early 2019. ... more »

California tomato processors contract for 11.9 million tons

California’s tomato processors reported in May they were contracting for 11.9 million tons of processing tomatoes during 2018, according to a report... more »

Helm Agro gets California OK for Helmet, Helmet SPC herbicides

Helm Agro US, Inc. announced that the California Department of Pesticide Regulations (CDPR) has approved  Helmet and Helmet SPC herbicides for use ... more »

Fellowship at NMSU goes to researcher of pepper progenitor

A researcher from Mexico has been selected for a prestigious fellowship that will allow her to explore pepper research at New Mexico State University.... more »

Vegetables part of $177.4 million in commodity buys planned by USDA

Up to $177.4 million in purchases for nutrition assistance programs using a new streamlined process was introduced May 24 by U.S. Department of Agric... more »


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