Paris Four Seasons hotel tries growing its own vegetables

Talk about the cream of the crop. A luxury hotel in Paris, the Four Seasons Hotel George V, is establishing an organic garden to grow fruits and vegetables for a hotel restaurant, Le George. “When we open... more »

Watch for late blight, botrytis gray mold in high tunnel tomatoes

This fall as temperatures drop, dew periods extend, and the skies remain cloudy, be on the lookout for late blight and Botrytis gray mold in high tunnel tomatoes. Although high tunnels provide direct protection from... more »

Food safety guidelines for fresh tomato supply chain available

United Fresh has released release of the third edition of the Commodity Specific Food Safety Guidelines for the Fresh Tomato Supply Chain, referred to as the Tomato Guidelines. This document lays the foundation for a forthcoming... more »

California estimates 2018 processing tomato crop

Contracted production for California processing tomatoes this year is forecasted at 11.8 million tons, averaging 50.4 tons per acre, according to a release from the  National Agricultural Statistics Service’ Pacific region office. The current forecasted... more »

Heirloom tomato research a team effort at Western Illinois

Seven varieties of tomatoes are at the center of a research collaboration crossing two Western Illinois University departments and providing academic opportunities for students to study cancer prevention in campus laboratories. The project, which is... more »

Lipman Family Farms, NatureSweet team up

Tomato industry leaders Lipman Family Farms and NatureSweet are joining forces to better serve customers and quick... more »

New direction for Wilson Produce adds crops, enhances branding

Nogales, Arizona-based vegetable growers Wilson Produce is expanding its product mix beyond its specialty crop of mini peppers. The Arizona-based company said it plans to increase production of existing items (mini peppers, cucumbers and squash)... more »

Kill on sight: UGA urges growers, ag workers to fight pepper weevil

Pepper weevils are such a threat to Georgia’s pepper crop that University of Georgia vegetable entomologist David Riley said Georgia farmers and agricultural workers should immediately kill any weevils found on fruit, equipment or clothes.... more »

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