Tomatoes/Peppers

California estimates 2018 processing tomato crop

Contracted production for California processing tomatoes this year is forecasted at 11.8 million tons, averaging 50.4 tons per acre, according to a release from the  National Agricultural Statistics Service’ Pacific region office. The current forecasted... more »

Heirloom tomato research a team effort at Western Illinois

Seven varieties of tomatoes are at the center of a research collaboration crossing two Western Illinois University departments and providing academic opportunities for students to study cancer prevention in campus laboratories. The project, which is... more »

Lipman Family Farms, NatureSweet team up

Tomato industry leaders Lipman Family Farms and NatureSweet are joining forces to better serve customers and quick... more »

New direction for Wilson Produce adds crops, enhances branding

Nogales, Arizona-based vegetable growers Wilson Produce is expanding its product mix beyond its specialty crop of mini peppers. The Arizona-based company said it plans to increase production of existing items (mini peppers, cucumbers and squash)... more »

Kill on sight: UGA urges growers, ag workers to fight pepper weevil

Pepper weevils are such a threat to Georgia’s pepper crop that University of Georgia vegetable entomologist David Riley said Georgia farmers and agricultural workers should immediately kill any weevils found on fruit, equipment or clothes.... more »

TechAccel awards STAIR grant for tomato gene editing work

TechAccel, the Kansas City-based technology and venture development company, has selected a grant recipient under the Venture Catalyst Science Translation and Innovative Research (STAIR) Grant program at the University of California, Davis. Anne Britt, Ph.D.,... more »

Southern blight hitting Mississippi’s tomatoes hard

Conditions have been ideal this summer for a disease outbreak that makes tomatoes wilt and look like they are just too dry. Southern blight is a fungal disease of tomatoes commonly characterized by white, thread-like... more »

Best in the Midwest: Centennial farm excels in open-field tomato growing

The family name is Rice, and on the surface, they seem unlikely heroes for tomato growers. The Rice family has farmed near Wanatah, Indiana for more... more »


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