Tomatoes/Peppers

Purdue scientist sending tomatoes into space

Any trip to Mars, likely to take a year or longer, will require astronauts to grow at least some of their own food along the way since it can cost $10,000 to send a pound of anything... more »

Florida group seeks continuation of antidumping investigation of Mexican tomatoes

The following is a statement issued Oct. 14 from the Florida Tomato Exchange: "The Florida Tomato Exchange (FTE) has filed a request for continuation of the antidumping investigation of fresh tomatoes from Mexico. The investigation was... more »

Gene Akins awarded Florida Tomato Man of the Year

Gene Akins of Catalytic Generators was announced Florida Tomato Man of the Year at the annual Florida Tomato Committee Conference Oct. 4, 2019. Board members of the Florida Tomato... more »

Pre-solicitation set for trade mitigation purchase of peppers/onion blend

On July 25, 2019, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, announced details of additional actions the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) would take to support American agricultural producers while continued efforts on free, fair, and... more »

Mexico-US tomato agreement welcomed by both sides

Grower groups on both sides of the border welcomed a new agreement suspending an investigation of Mexican-grown fresh tomato imports to the U.S. market. On Sept. 19 U.S. Department of Commerce finalized an agreement with... more »

Clemson researchers armed to combat guava root-knot nematodes

Clemson University researchers, led by nematologist Paula Agudelo, are armed with close to $7 million to design protocols for managing invasive guava root-knot nematodes. The funding comes from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), industries and... more »

Growers on the ground helped by cloud based software

A University of Florida agricultural engineer has developed software that can help growers find the best places to plant crops and to identify fruit and vegetable varieties that perform better against diseases. Now, Yiannis Ampatzidis... more »

Annual Florida Tomato Conference rescheduled for Oct. 2-3

The Florida Tomato Committee and Florida Tomato Exchange annual conference has been rescheduled for Oct. 2-3. The venue has changed to the UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center. Attached are details for the location,... more »


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