Tomatoes/Peppers

Managing pepper diseases requires layered practices

Peppers face fewer plant pathogens than other crops but diseases are still a big concern. “Peppers get fewer diseases than tomatoes but in general they get hammered harder,” said Sally Miller, professor in vegetable pathology... more »

Sweet peppers benefit from macrolophus-system

While macrolophus eats the eggs and larvae of greenhouse and tobacco whiteflies, it also loves aphids, spider mites and moth eggs. The bright green macrolophus-system predatory bug is greedy and can be of great value... more »

California vegetable value goes up while acres down

The value of California’s 2019 utilized vegetable production rose to $7.864 billion, 7.3% above the 2018 value according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Pacific Regional Field Office. Increases in the value of... more »

Rutgers breeders release ‘Scarlet Sunrise’ bicolor grape tomato

The Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station tomato breeding team that developed the 'Rutgers 250' tomato, has created a new and unique bicolor grape tomato, 'Scarlet Sunrise.' Developed by traditional (non-GMO) plant breeding methods, this cultivar... more »

Referendum dates set for proposed amendments to Florida Tomato Marketing Order

USDA will conduct a referendum May 11 through June 1, 2020, on proposed amendments to the federal marketing order regulating the handling of tomatoes grown in Florida. The proposed amendments would reduce membership of the... more »

AcMoody Farms named Red Gold Master Grower, Tomato Grower of the Year

Red Gold Inc., of Elwood, Indiana, presented Brian and Vern AcMoody of Union City, Michigan, a plaque naming them the winner of the E.A. Reichart Quality Achievement Award to honor them as the Tomato Grower... more »

Syngenta’s YOOM tomato wins Fruit Logistica Innovation Award 2020

Syngenta's new purple YOOM tomato has won the prestigious gold award at the industry-leading Fruit Logistica Innovation Awards 2020 in Berlin, Germany. YOOM stands out as an innovation with its highly attractive purple color and its... more »

New Mexico Chile pepper heads to space

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will be growing New Mexico Chile in the International Space Station in 2020 as part of the effort to develop crops to support deep space exploration.   According to the New Mexico State University (NMSU)... more »


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