Tomatoes/Peppers

Houston, we have a pepper

Recently, the four chile pepper plants growing aboard the International Space Station in the Advanced Plant Habitat (APH) bore fruit – several peppers, in fact. Peppers developed from flowers that bloomed in the Advanced Plant Habitat on the... more »

Protocols set to fight disease, including bacterial wilt of tomato, eggplant

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced Sept. 27 that it will conduct annual certification visits in peak harvesting time to offshore facilities that wish to ship geranium (Pelargonium spp.) cuttings to the United States... more »

36th Annual Tomato Disease Workshop scheduled for Nov. 2

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, located in Ontario, Canada is virtually hosting the 36th annual Tomato Disease Workshop Nov. 2. Launched in 1985, the Tomato Disease Workshop (TDW) facilitates discussions on pathogen topics including disease... more »

Getting started with greenhouse tomatoes: what you need to know at the 2021 Great Lakes EXPO

For many in the industry, this year’s Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO is the first chance to gather as a whole once again. The Michigan-based show is chock-full of meetings, education sessions... more »

Study: Tomato trade with Mexico could cost US growers $250M a year

As Mexico increases tomato exports across the world, including to the United States, prices plummet for American growers, including those in Florida. That practice could cost American growers as much as $252 million per year... more »

Improved tomato yields, size, sought by Florida researcher

Florida growers produced 606 million pounds of fresh-market tomatoes last year, which brought in $463 million in revenue. But with competition from places like Mexico, farmers are always looking for an edge – to grow... more »

Texas A&M AgriLife turns up heat on US hot pepper market

New hot pepper agronomic practices and technologies could help rejuvenate the U.S. market and help reduce production costs for producers. Kevin Crosby, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Research professor with Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of... more »

Mucci Farms signs marketing pact with Casey Houweling in California

Kingsville, Ontario, Canada-based Mucci Farms has announced it has entered an exclusive marketing agreement with Casey Houweling to market all produce grown in the Camarillo, California, facility under the Mucci Farms brand and trademarks. As... more »

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August 2022 issue of Vegetable Growers News

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