Tomatoes/Peppers

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 be... more

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

The family farm has roughly 2,400 acres under cultivation, and tomato plantings make up less than 10 percent of the farm’s total area. But it was excellence in open-field tomato growing that was recently recognized by its processor, Red Gold.

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Elumin fungicide registered for downy mildew in cucurbits

Walnut Creek, Calif.-based Valent U.S.A.'s Elumin Fungicide has been federally registered for controlling downy mildew in cucurbits. A new oomycete fu... more »

Hurricane-hit growers reeling with little insurance

Specialty crop growers in Florida, Texas and the Gulf Coast are scrambling in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. It’s been almost a week sin... more »

Grower-packer partnership works for multigenerational farm

A vertical partnership between two family operations – a tomato packer and a grower – is yielding results and more options for customers. Tomat... more »

‘Luck,’ patience yield new Pueblo chile variety

A new variety of Pueblo Mirasol chile pepper with fleshier fruit for grilling has been developed in Colorado, where it’s growing in popularity. M... more »

WVU announces the names of two new tomato varieties

From a pool of more than 100 submissions, there was not just one, but two names, that rose to the top of the list for the new tomato varieties creat... more »

Why are twospotted spider mites such problems lately?

This has been an odd season, like most of them I guess, with lots of rain when we normally have drought and cool temperatures when we normally have he... more »

Rain check in tomatoes requires growers’ attention

This has been a very wet period for most of us in the Mid-Atlantic. Some fields have received repeated downpours of rain and have standing water... more »

Scientists breed better fresh market tomatoes

With some 700 varieties grown around the world, tomatoes come in an array of colors, shapes and sizes. To take advantage of that variety, tw... more »

Registration open for first Missouri Tomato Conference

The inaugural Missouri Tomato Conference will be held Aug. 14-15 to teach growers and serious hobbyists more about Missouri’s to... more »

AppHarvest selects SUNSET to regnite Coal Country

Jonathan Webb’s vision of bringing a renewed economic boom to the Appalachians looks to be bright. Wisely he has brought in the industry pioneer and... more »


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