Tomatoes/Peppers

Excess water raises disease issues in vegetables

The National Weather Service stated that “2018 was the wettest year on record in Pennsylvania.” This past 2019 summer was looking like another wet year, but the rains shut off mid-summer. Excess water can be... more »

USDA destroying flowers to eradicate Ralstonia bacteria

Federal officials are working with greenhouses in 39 states to destroy infected pink geraniums and prevent an invasive bacterium from infecting vegetable crops. USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently confirmed a Ralstonia... more »

Lipman Family Farms marks Huron move, names Danner as general manager

At the two-year anniversary mark of Immokalee, Florida-based Lipman Family Farms’ acquisition of the greenhouse grower Huron Produce, the company has promoted Marc Danner as the general manager of protected agriculture. ... more »

Some heat-tolerant vegetable varieties to consider

As you make your variety selections for 2020 you might want to consider trying a few heat tolerant varieties. Some vegetables, such as eggplant, okra and sweet potatoes, are inherently very heat tolerant. In other... more »

Baloian Farms first to kick off 2020 California bell pepper season

As a leader in West Coast pepper production, Fresno, California-based Baloian Farms along with their Coachella partner, Belk Farms, will celebrate their 32nd season together in the Coachella Valley by starting harvest on their spring... more »

Verano365 launches first product; Thrivedo helps greenhouse growers

Verano365, a startup horticultural technology company, recently announced  its first product called Thrivedo. Thrivedo consists of a proprietary protein-surfactant that delivers a significant increase in nutrient efficiency, water uptake and plant vigor. Thrivedo is enhanced... more »

Promising start to IPM program in Dominican Republic peppers

A trial to introduce a full IPM programme to a sweet pepper crop in the Caribbean is showing promising results, reports Luis Espinoza, Biobest manager for Latin American countries. “Sweet peppers are an important crop... more »

Inspections set under suspension agreement on fresh tomatoes from Mexico

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on March 18 issued a reminder that the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will begin inspections of tomatoes coming into the United States from Mexico at border locations on... more »


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