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

Late blight spotted in southwest Florida tomatoes, potatoes

More late blight has been found around southwest Florida and is now present on both tomato and potato. Gene McAvoy, county Extension director, Univ... more »

Mississippi State sets 2018 Greenhouse Tomato Short Course

If you are a grower of greenhouse tomatoes, or if you have interest in growing this crop, mark your calendar now for the 28th Annual Gre... more »

Vegalab has all-natural Mildew Control product

Palm Beach, Florida-based Vegalab has introduced its reformulated Mildew Control product. Mildew Control is a natural geraniol based pesticide that us... more »

Organix Solutions’ mulch film certified to biodegrade

Minnesota-based Organix Solutions has received a certification of its product line of black soil biodegradable agricultural mulch film. The OK biod... more »

First commercial tomato variety released by Penn State

The first commercially released variety resulting from Majid Foolad's tomato breeding program at Penn State University is being released by Johnny's S... more »

Effect of phosphorus rates on tomato in calcareous soil

Phosphorus (P) has a significant role in root growth, fruit and seed development, and plant disease resistance. Currently, no P fertilizer recommendat... more »

Southeast tomato growers part of pest management plan

Tomato growers in several states are being urged to participate in the upcoming Workshop for the Pest Management Strategic Plan for Tomato in the Sout... more »

Company researches inserts for produce packing

Hazel Technologies will continue its research into developing new shelf-life extension technologies for fresh produce after receiving a second round ... more »

Predatory insect may help control whitefly

Scientists at the University of Florida have found an insect predator that may help greenhouse tomato growers manage populations of the sweet potato w... more »

UF scientists act as plant detectives to identify disease

As a University of Florida plant pathologist, Gary Vallad likes to call himself and his colleagues “sleuths of the plant world.” These detectives ... more »


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