Tomatoes/Peppers

Watch for late blight on tomato, potato in Eastern region

There are currently no reports of late blight on tomato or potato in the region. Tomato and potato plants are susceptible at any point during the growing season if conditions are favorably cool and wet.... more »

Mucci Farms adding US-based facilities in Michigan and Texas

Canadian greenhouse grower Mucci Farms has added two new U.S.-based facilities in Romulus, Michigan, and San Antonio, Texas. According to a news release, furthering its rapid expansion efforts over the last several years, the company... more »

USDA proposes changes in handling requirements for Florida tomatoes

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is proposing changes to the handling requirements under the federal marketing order for tomatoes grown in Florida. The Florida Tomato Committee recommended the changes to bring previously exempt Roma tomatoes... more »

APHIS restricts imports of tomato, pepper due to ToBRFV

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has amended Federal Order for U.S. Imports of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) and pepper (Capsicum spp.) hosts of Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV). Effective June 5, 2020, after issuance of... more »

Long-term effects of COVID-19 on California ag industry eyed

COVID-19 continues to affect parts of California agriculture in different ways. A new report from agricultural economists at the University of California examines the current and long-term impacts on California’s leading agricultural industries. Profiles in... more »

California tomato processing contract acreage up 7.8%

As of May 15, California’s tomato processors reported they have or will have contracts for 12.0 million tons of processing tomatoes for 2020. This production estimate, which was reported by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics... more »

Southern bacterial wilt now a problem in Louisiana vegetables

Louisiana vegetable growers are beginning to see problems from southern bacterial wilt, one of the most serious diseases of vegetable crops including tomatoes, eggplant and bell peppers. The disease is caused by the soil-borne bacterium Ralstonia solanacearum, said Raj... more »

Lipman partners with local family-operated farms in support of economy

As the need to support local farmers and small businesses grows throughout the U.S., Immokalee, Florida-based Lipman Family Farms honors its ongoing commitment to foster partnerships with family-operated farms through its Lipman Local program. The... more »


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