Tomatoes/Peppers

Enhanced disease protection to greenhouse industry, several crops pursued

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service will begin testing randomly selected imported Pelargonium( geranium) plant material for the bacterial pathogen Ralstonia solanacearum at Plant Protection and Quarantine’s Plant Inspection Stations located at major ports of entry.... more »

Lipman Family Farms launches expanded compostable packaging for organics

Immokalee, Florida-based Lipman Family Farms will showcase the expansion of their compostable packaging line at the upcoming Southern Innovations conference and the Organic Produce Summit. Designed for organic grape tomatoes, mini cucumbers, green beans and... more »

Multifunctional robot for tomato harvesting introduced

The Certhon Harvest Robot is a multifunctional robot that detects, cuts and transports tomatoes to boxes all by itself. The deep-learning technology will make the robot smarter with each harvest. According to a news release,... more »

Be on the lookout for fusarium fruit rot, other threats in the mid-Atlantic

There continue to be no reports of late blight on tomato or potato in the mid-Atlantic region. But, this week there was a confirmed report on tomato in eastern Tennessee determined to be caused by... more »

Lipman Family Farms hosts 11th Annual Backpack Giveaway

Lipman Family Farms, an open-field tomato grower headquartered in Immokalee, Florida, has opened doors for thousands of Immokalee-area children through its Annual Backpack Giveaway held Aug. 7. The event, held at Immokalee High School, distributed... more »

BASF’s vegetable seeds business partners with Nature Source Improved Plants

BASF's vegetable seeds business has collaborated with Nature Source Improved Plants as an external collaborator since 2008, but as of July 1, 2021, the organizations have entered into a more intensive, comprehensive partnership. The collaboration focuses on... more »

Mastronardi, AppHarvest join forces for CEA venture

Mastronardi Produce Ltd. and AppHarvest have announced a new endeavor that will further strengthen their relationship and cement their leadership as true visionaries in the AgTech sector. The companies have signed a non-binding letter of... more »

Plant cell walls strengthened with CrabLife Powder, research shows

New research conducted by the USDA Agricultural Research Service demonstrated conclusively that application of CrabLife Powder to the roots of lettuce and tomato elicited expression of growth and defense-related genes, including those responsible for strengthening... more »

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August 2022 issue of Vegetable Growers News

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