Tomatoes/Peppers

The importance of leaf cover in fruiting vegetables

July is the month that we see the highest temperatures and often have cloud free, high light intensity days and long day lengths. Under these conditions, good leaf cover is essential for producing high quality... more »

Tomatoes, other vegetables featured in Louisiana virtual field day

The annual Louisiana State University tomato field day had to be canceled this year, but the research continued. Since 2009, the event has been hosted by the LSU AgCenter in St. James Parish at Raymond... more »

Northeast growers monitor diseases following dry June

June proved to be a dry month across much of Pennsylvania and the Northeast region except for a few areas around Harrisburg and Scranton that received normal to slight above-normal precipitation. The average precipitation across... more »

Syngenta shows off futuristic breeding facility

Syngenta in May webcast a tour and interviews at Tomato Vision, an avant-garde tomato greenhouse in the Netherlands’ Maasland. The company, a giant in the specialty crop agriculture space, said the 150,000-square-foot greenhouse would change... more »

Robotic harvesting, data gathering investigated in chile pepper fields

Increasingly scarce irrigation resources and labor availability are key components impacting the sustainability of the New Mexico chile pepper industry. New Mexico State University’s Center of Excellence in Sustainable Food and Agricultural Systems is providing... more »

Production of five popular vegetables relies on foreign labor

In 2019, tomatoes for the fresh market, harvested by hand, were valued at $705 million, while sweet corn production, typically harvested by hand or machine, was valued at $652 million, and sweet potatoes, for which... more »

Tools for farmers to adapt provided with climate-change research

Farmers are already seeing the effects of warmer winter nights and hotter summer days on their crops. Climate change is gradual, but increasing overall temperatures affect many aspects of farming, including where and how crops... more »

Sakata Seed America acquires Danziger blocky pepper program

Sakata Seed America has acquired the blocky bell pepper breeding program from Danziger “Dan” Seeds Ltd of Israel. The purchase entitles Sakata to all existing assets of Danziger’s blocky bell pepper breeding program and will... more »


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