Protect greenhouse tomato transplants from bacterial spot

Three important diseases of Michigan’s tomatoes result from infection by bacteria and include bacterial canker, bacterial speck, and bacterial spot. In recent years, bacterial spot disease has caused devastating losses to growers producing fruit either... more »

Are bumble bees causing my tomato flowers to fall off?

I’ve had a number of calls and farm visits at tomato hoop houses this season regarding flowers aborting at the elbow of their stems. There has been some speculation that the bumble bees have something... more »

Growers develop mechanized lean-lower trellis device for tomatoes

A startup Michigan company is offering a back-saving device for easing down tomato vines that have grown to the top of the greenhouse. The Summit Trellis System by Still Water Designs leans and lowers entire... more »

47th Tomato Breeders’ Roundtable accessible online

The upcoming 47th Tomato Breeders’ Roundtable (April 4-6, 2018 at Ohio State University, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center) is coordinated by David Francis. It will include a two-hour session on April 5 focused on... more »

Best practices for growing tomatoes yearly in a high tunnel

Consumer demand for fresh, locally-grown tomatoes throughout the year makes the crop a natural fit in high tunnel production. High tunnel tomatoes also produce better yields than those grown in the field due to fewer... more »

New England’s Backyard Farms focuses on fresh

A large-scale greenhouse is giving New Englanders an option to buy locally-grown tomatoes year-round. Backyard Farms has 42 acres of greenhouses growing tomatoes on the vine along with beefsteak and cocktail varieties. The company sells... more »

PlantTape to host tomato open house in California

After a year of successful trials, revolutionary automated transplanting system, PlantTape, is hosting an open house that will highlight the system’s success in transplanting tomatoes. The event will be held in Five Points, California, on... more »

NatureFresh Farms shines light on tomatoes in Leamington expansion

John Ketler, general manager at NatureFresh Farms,  has announced the newest NatureFresh Farms greenhouse expansion taking place in Leamington, Ontario, later this year. Construction of a new 32-acre greenhouse facility will commence in the summer... more »

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