Tomatoes/Peppers

FPAA, TIPA back standard definitions in Tomato Suspension Agreement

The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas and the Texas International Produce Association applauded on July 28 the efforts of Congressman Vicente Gonzalez in leading a bipartisan letter addressed to the Secretary of Commerce, Gina... more »

Florida Tomato Conference scheduled for Sept. 8

University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the Florida Tomato Committee will present the 2021 Florida Tomato Conference on Sept. 8. It will be held at the LaBelle Civic Center, 481 W... more »

Black dot root rot found in high tunnel tomatoes

A root disease that is most commonly associated with potato has turned up on tomato in a high tunnel. This disease goes by the delightful name of black dot root rot. The causal agent is Colletotrichum... more »

Florida Tomato Exchange cites ‘erroneous claims’ by FPAA

Despite "erroneous claims "by the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas, the Florida Tomato Exchange hasn’t proposed any changes to the Tomato Suspension Agreement. "The Florida Tomato Exchange (FTE) is only asking the Commerce Department to... more »

Lipman Family Farms to tout fresh-cut produce at PMA Foodservice

As foodservice operations get back up and running, consumers are eager to dine out. More than 3.7 million consumers visited a restaurant via Yelp in May 2021, a record high for the app. In response... more »

USDA ARS, collaborators show technology to treat plant pathogens and pests

USDA Agricultural Research Service announced July 14 that they have found an innovative way to treat pathogens (harmful bacteria) and pests in citrus trees, potato and tomato plants without the use of antibiotics. In collaboration... more »

International Space Station astronauts grow peppers in cosmos

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have launched the Plant Habitat-04 experiment, which aims to grow peppers in space for the first time. The scientists will conduct a microbial analysis of the plants. They will... more »

Sakata Seed America boosts tomato breeding team with Jeremy Sisson

Sakata Seed America recently announced the further expansion of its robust tomato breeding team to include accomplished industry veteran, Jeremy Sisson, in a new, specialized role. Sisson joins Sakata as senior tomato breeder with an... more »

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