Tomatoes/Peppers

Results released from UF/IFAS 2020 mini sweet pepper trial

Results from a University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences 2020 mini sweet pepper trial conducted at Old Bailey Farms in Bonita Springs have been released. Varieties planted were replicated four times in... more »

Linear bed foot method determines fertilizer needs for plastic mulch crops

In the Mid-Atlantic Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations, fertilizer recommendations are given on a per acre basis. For crops grown on plastic mulch, the most common bed spacing between rows is used and recommendations are based... more »

USDA withdraws proposed changes to the handling rules for Florida tomatoes

The USDA is withdrawing a proposal that would have revised the handling requirements under the federal marketing order for tomatoes grown in Florida. After receiving feedback from industry stakeholders, USDA determined there is insufficient support... more »

For tomato genes, one plus one doesn’t always make two

Both people and tomatoes come in different shapes and sizes. That is because every individual has a unique set of genetic variations – mutations – that affect how genes act and function. Added together, millions... more »

For tomato genes, one plus one doesn’t always make two

Both people and tomatoes come in different shapes and sizes. That is because every individual has a unique set of genetic variations – mutations – that affect how genes act and function. Added together, millions of... more »

Cucumber growers share their vision on autonomous greenhouse cultivation

Over the last few years, there has been a considerable amount of interest in the concept of "autonomous cultivation" in greenhouse horticulture. The last two "autonomous greenhouse challenges" with cucumber and tomato have demonstrated that... more »

ToBRFV: First Enza Zaden trial results confirm high resistance

In 2020 Enza Zaden announced the discovery of the tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) High Resistance gene, a complete solution for ToBRFV. Since the announcement Enza Zaden has worked hard with resistant trials material... more »

Oregon State University releases new, antioxidant-rich purple tomato

The new Oregon State University-developed tomato Midnight Roma follows in the steps of 10-year-old Indigo Rose, the first antioxidant-rich purple tomato available on the market. Indigo Rose was bred by Jim Myers, vegetable breeder and... more »

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