Tomatoes/Peppers

Sap analysis an option for winter tomato growers

Beyond simple field scouting, there’s another way to check up on high-value crops. New Age Laboratories, based in South Haven, Michigan, does analysis of sap pressed from plant leaves and petals. ... more

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 ... 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 »

UF/IFAS researchers may use fungi to control deadly crop disease

A group of fungi might fight a disease that’s dangerous to tomatoes and specialty crops. University of Florida scientists hope to develop this biolo... more »

High-tech controls key features of OSU greenhouse

Computerized irrigation based on vapor pressure deficit (VPD) and a shade curtain for summer that doubles as an energy curtain in the winter were two ... more »

High-tech controls key features of OSU greenhouse

Computerized irrigation based on vapor pressure deficit (VPD) and a shade curtain for summer that doubles as an energy curtain in the winter were two ... more »

Protect greenhouse tomato transplants from bacterial spot

Three important diseases of Michigan’s tomatoes result from infection by bacteria and include bacterial canker, bacterial speck, and bacterial spot.... more »

Are bumble bees causing my tomato flowers to fall off?

I’ve had a number of calls and farm visits at tomato hoop houses this season regarding flowers aborting at the elbow of their stems. There has... more »

Growers develop mechanized lean-lower trellis device for tomatoes

A startup Michigan company is offering a back-saving device for easing down tomato vines that have grown to the top of the greenhouse. The Summit T... more »

47th Tomato Breeders’ Roundtable accessible online

The upcoming 47th Tomato Breeders’ Roundtable (April 4-6, 2018 at Ohio State University, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center) is coord... more »

Best practices for growing tomatoes yearly in a high tunnel

Consumer demand for fresh, locally-grown tomatoes throughout the year makes the crop a natural fit in high tunnel production. High tunnel tomatoes als... more »


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