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

New England’s Backyard Farms focuses on fresh

A large-scale greenhouse is giving New Englanders an option to buy locally-grown tomatoes year-round. Backyard Farms has 42 acres of greenhouses gr... more »

PlantTape to host tomato open house in California

After a year of successful trials, revolutionary automated transplanting system, PlantTape, is hosting an open house that will hig... more »

NatureFresh Farms shines light on tomatoes in Leamington expansion

John Ketler, general manager at NatureFresh Farms,  has announced the newest NatureFresh Farms greenhouse expansion taking place in Leamington, Ontar... more »

EPA OK’s Blossom Protect, Botector to increase storage time

Vista, California-based Westbridge Agricultural Products' has received Environmental Protection Agency approval for an extended storage period on the ... more »

Cost estimates for growing processing tomatoes in California

A new study on the costs and returns of producing processing tomatoes in Fresno County and the central San Joaquin Valley has been released by the UC ... more »

Wild tomato genome offers insights for growers, crop scientists

The Boyce Thompson Institute's Computational Biology Center (BCBC) in collaboration with RWTH Aachen University has released an annotated genome. ... more »

Lipman Family Farms goes indoors with acquisition of Huron Produce

Immokalee, Florida-based Lipman Family Farms – which lays claim to being North America’s largest open field tomato grower has entered into a defin... more »

Seedway hires product and market development manager

Tim Simpson is the new Pepper and Tomato Product and Market Development Manager for the United States commercial vegetable seed business. Simpson com... more »

Indiana farm is Red Gold’s Tomato Grower of the Year

Red Gold recently named Rice Farms Tomatoes as Tomato Grower of the Year, and presented growers Scott and James Rice of Wanatah, Indiana with the E.A.... more »

Talley Farms names Derek Sass new sales manager

Talley Farms, a fourth-generation family farming operation located in California's Arroyo Grande Valley, has named produce industry veteran Derek ... more »


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