Tomatoes/Peppers

Field-grown Tasti-Lee tomatoes packaged for grab-and-go

Tasti-Lee field-grown round tomatoes for slicing and salads are now available in grab-and-go packaging and an all-new snackable size for retail sales. Tasti-Lee tomatoes by Flavorful Brands begin with a certain line of seeds, according to a... more »

Tomato varieties under high tunnel, open field management

Tomatoes are an important crop for small to mid-sized farmers selling directly to customers through farmers markets, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), and restaurant sales. In a multi-year study (2014-2016), researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison... more »

New product approved for mosaic tomato plant virus

Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently approved a novel new crop protectant, Pepino mosaic virus, strain CH2, isolate 1906. The new inoculant, branded PMV-01, is a mild form of the Pepino mosaic tomato plant... more »

Georgia scientists aim to breed better tomatoes

Tomatoes have been bred to create a wide array of colors, shapes and sizes, but not much commercial work has been done on breeding tomatoes that taste good. That may be because – despite the... more »

Florida Tomato Exchange alleges Mexican dumping

Florida Tomato Exchange (FTE) is alleging Mexico is engaging in commodity dumping that is hurting U.S. tomato growers around the country. Dumping – the selling of a product in a foreign market at a price... 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 soil-borne disease, is grafting still beneficial? “Are there suitable... more »

Pest and nutrient management in caterpillar tunnels

New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researcher Becky Sideman is studying tomato growth in caterpillar tunnels at the UNH Woodman Horticultural Research Farm.  Learn more about her research virtually “As If You Were There.” In partnership with the... more »


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