Tomatoes/Peppers

Southern blight hitting Mississippi’s tomatoes hard

Conditions have been ideal this summer for a disease outbreak that makes tomatoes wilt and look like they are just too dry. Southern blight is a fungal disease of tomatoes commonly characterized by white, thread-like... more »

Best in the Midwest: Centennial farm excels in open-field tomato growing

The family name is Rice, and on the surface, they seem unlikely heroes for tomato growers. The Rice family has farmed near Wanatah, Indiana for more... more »

Phytophthora blight first 2018 report in Ohio’s Huron County

Phytophthora blight was diagnosed last week in pepper plants from Huron County, Ohio.  This is several weeks earlier than we normally see Phytophthora blight in northern Ohio, but heavy rains and periods of high temperatures... more »

Renewal of tomato suspension pact sought by Mexican growers

Mexico and the U.S are negotiating a new five year-price minimum price suspension agreement for tomatoes. The tomato suspension agreement between Mexican growers and the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) was signed in February 2013... more »

Texas tomato producers make better connections through grafting

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistical Service reported just over 2,100 acres in Texas were used for tomato production in 2012 and gave an estimated crop value of $4.9 million in 2015. “When... more »

Wendy’s commits to vine-ripened, greenhouse-grown tomatoes

Wendy's June 5 announced plans to source vine-ripened tomatoes for its North American restaurants exclusively from greenhouse farms by early 2019. Tomatoes for Wendy's will be grown in indoor greenhouse and hydroponic farms from approximately... more »

California tomato processors contract for 11.9 million tons

California’s tomato processors reported in May they were contracting for 11.9 million tons of processing tomatoes during 2018, according to a report from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This production is a slightly less than... more »

Helm Agro gets California OK for Helmet, Helmet SPC herbicides

Helm Agro US, Inc. announced that the California Department of Pesticide Regulations (CDPR) has approved  Helmet and Helmet SPC herbicides for use on selected crops in that state. Helmet and Helmet SPC are Helm Agro US'  newest... more »


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