Tomatoes/Peppers

Georgia scientists aim to breed better tomatoes

Tomatoes have been bred to create a wide array of colors, shapes and sizes, but not much commercial work has been done on breeding tomatoes that taste good. That may be because – despite the... more »

Florida Tomato Exchange alleges Mexican dumping

Florida Tomato Exchange (FTE) is alleging Mexico is engaging in commodity dumping that is hurting U.S. tomato growers around the country. Dumping – the selling of a product in a foreign market at a price... more »

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 beneficial? “Are there suitable... more »

Pest and nutrient management in caterpillar tunnels

New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researcher Becky Sideman is studying tomato growth in caterpillar tunnels at the UNH Woodman Horticultural Research Farm.  Learn more about her research virtually “As If You Were There.” In partnership with the... more »

Florida’s tomato industry threatened under new trade deal

In Florida, where produce like tomatoes rely on a domestic market, growers are finding the new trade deal announced recently, dubbed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, didn't include any protections from cheaper produce coming from Mexico.... more »

Campbell’s details its yellow tomato variety

Food processing giant Campbell’s recently detailed its use of a special yellow tomato variety for select processing products. In a recent post on the company’s newsroom blog, Campbell’s Director of Sustainable Agriculture Dan Sonke discussed... more »

Flavorful Brands, Lipman Family Farms partner to sell tomatoes

In expectation of rapid growth in the coming year, Flavorful Brands and The Produce Exchange / Lipman Family Farms are partnering to expand Tasti-Lee tomatoes to the Western U.S market. Well-known for superior garden-grown flavor,... more »

Some Florida tomato growers pulling out after hurricane damage

Hurricane Irma didn't hurt just Florida's citrus growers. According to the Naples Daily News, from landscaping and nursery businesses in South Florida to tomato growers in Southwest Florida to dairy farmers in North Florida, the... more »


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