Tomatoes/Peppers

47th Tomato Breeders’ Roundtable accessible online

The upcoming 47th Tomato Breeders’ Roundtable (April 4-6, 2018 at Ohio State University, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center) is coordinated by David Francis. It will include a two-hour session on April 5 focused on... more »

Best practices for growing tomatoes yearly in a high tunnel

Consumer demand for fresh, locally-grown tomatoes throughout the year makes the crop a natural fit in high tunnel production. High tunnel tomatoes also produce better yields than those grown in the field due to fewer... more »

New England’s Backyard Farms focuses on fresh

A large-scale greenhouse is giving New Englanders an option to buy locally-grown tomatoes year-round. Backyard Farms has 42 acres of greenhouses growing tomatoes on the vine along with beefsteak and cocktail varieties. The company sells... more »

PlantTape to host tomato open house in California

After a year of successful trials, revolutionary automated transplanting system, PlantTape, is hosting an open house that will highlight the system’s success in transplanting tomatoes. The event will be held in Five Points, California, on... more »

NatureFresh Farms shines light on tomatoes in Leamington expansion

John Ketler, general manager at NatureFresh Farms,  has announced the newest NatureFresh Farms greenhouse expansion taking place in Leamington, Ontario, later this year. Construction of a new 32-acre greenhouse facility will commence in the summer... more »

EPA OK’s Blossom Protect, Botector to increase storage time

Vista, California-based Westbridge Agricultural Products' has received Environmental Protection Agency approval for an extended storage period on the Blossom Protect and Botector product labels. The new labels extend the storage time from 10 months to... more »

Cost estimates for growing processing tomatoes in California

A new study on the costs and returns of producing processing tomatoes in Fresno County and the central San Joaquin Valley has been released by the UC ANR Agricultural Issues Center. Growers contemplating crops to... more »

Wild tomato genome offers insights for growers, crop scientists

The Boyce Thompson Institute's Computational Biology Center (BCBC) in collaboration with RWTH Aachen University has released an annotated genome. The genome has been assembled to near chromosome scale using Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies. The S. lycopersicoides genome... more »


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