Tomatoes/Peppers

Popular Kentucky tomato growers receive 2020 Bill Best Award

Central Kentucky growers, Mark and Velvet Henkle of Henkle’s Herbs and Heirlooms, will receive the 2020 Bill Best Award for Food and Farm Stewards from the University of Kentucky’s (UK) Food Connection at 10 a.m.... more »

Sun World opens new Center for Innovation

For more than three decades, Bakersfield, California-based Sun World researchers have worked diligently to develop new and more flavorful fruits and vegetables. Beginning this month, they now have an impressive new home from which to... more »

Syngenta to introduce its first commercial ToBRFV resistant tomato variety

Syngenta Vegetable Seeds announced Nov. 30 the launch of its first commercial Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) resistant variety, available in early 2021. The new variety will be released in areas where growers face... more »

Ark Foods makes packhouse purchase in historic farming community

Brooklyn, New York-born vegetable company Ark Foods has purchased and opened its first-ever owned property, a 12,000-square-foot packhouse within the historic farming community of Immokalee, Florida. According to a news release, the Ark Foods team... more »

Science of better seeds pursued

A group of U.S. researchers is exploring the science of seeds, looking for technologies that can benefit nurserymen and growers alike. An ongoing multi-state project research project, “Environmental and Genetic Determinants of Seed Quality and... more »

Clemson researcher studies organic agriculture soil challenges

To help South Carolina farmers overcome these challenges and grow organic vegetables, Rongzhong Ye, an assistant professor at Clemson’s Pee Dee Research and Education Center (REC), has received a $500,000 grant from the United States Department Agriculture National Institute... more »

Limited ToBRFV testing options now available for tomato seeds

At the request of USDA-APHIS and the American Seed Trade Association to assist in helping to alleviate current testing backlogs, the Texas Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab (TPDDL) at Texas A&M University (a National Plant Diagnostic... more »

New testing method available for Tomato brown rugose fruit virus

Prime Diagnostics, part of Wageningen University & Research, has developed a new antiserum that can specifically detect Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) in infected plant material and seeds. According to a news release, the... more »

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