Tomatoes/Peppers

USDA acts to protect US from tomato brown rugose fruit virus

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is taking immediate action to prevent the introduction of tomato brown rugose fruit virus into the United States and protect U.S. tomato and pepper production worth more... more »

Sakata Seed America adds sweet pepper lead, breeder Brian Just

Sakata Seed America has added plant breeder Brian Just as the company’s new sweet pepper lead and senior plant breeder. Just brings over 15 years of sweet pepper breeding experience to the role, previously working... more »

USDA revises handling requirements for Florida tomatoes

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Nov. 4 announced revisions to the handling requirements under the federal marketing order for tomatoes grown in Florida. The Florida Tomato Committee recommended this action to eliminate the... more »

Midwest’s MightyVine doubles tomato greenhouses

Regionally-grown tomatoes are thriving in Chicagoland, where MightyVine is doubling its greenhouse space for growing tomatoes. The company started in 2015 by Gary Lazarski, Jim Murphy and a group of investors has 15 acres under... more »

Nexgen developing virus-resistant seed lines

Virus-resistant tomato vines are on the menu for developers looking to build new seed lines based on material already in the plants’ family tree. Nexgen Plants, which is based in Australia, in early July received... more »

Orondis Gold soil fungicide approved for use in Florida

Syngenta Crop Protection's pre-mix formulation of Orondis Gold soil fungicide has been approved for use in the state of Florida. This formulation replaces the current co-pack formulation of Orondis Gold. The registration covers a number... more »

NatureSweet names Rodolfo Spielmann new president and CEO

San Antonio, Texas-based NatureSweet Tomatoes has added Rodolfo Spielmann as its new president and CEO. “Rodolfo brings strong passion and depth of experience to his new role as the leader... more »

The latest in vine crop, sweet corn, tomato and pepper research at 2019 Great Lakes EXPO

New sessions in tomatoes, peppers, vine crops and sweet corn at this year’s Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO will add depth to the educational line-up; these sessions take a new look at... more »


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