Tomatoes/Peppers

EPA OK’s Blossom Protect, Botector to increase storage time

Vista, California-based Westbridge Agricultural Products' has received Environmental Protection Agency approval for an extended storage period on the Blossom Protect and Botector product labels. The new labels extend the storage time from 10 months to... more »

Cost estimates for growing processing tomatoes in California

A new study on the costs and returns of producing processing tomatoes in Fresno County and the central San Joaquin Valley has been released by the UC ANR Agricultural Issues Center. Growers contemplating crops to... more »

Wild tomato genome offers insights for growers, crop scientists

The Boyce Thompson Institute's Computational Biology Center (BCBC) in collaboration with RWTH Aachen University has released an annotated genome. The genome has been assembled to near chromosome scale using Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies. The S. lycopersicoides genome... more »

Lipman Family Farms goes indoors with acquisition of Huron Produce

Immokalee, Florida-based Lipman Family Farms – which lays claim to being North America’s largest open field tomato grower has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Ontario, Canada based Huron Produce, a greenhouse grower and distributor... more »

Seedway hires product and market development manager

Tim Simpson is the new Pepper and Tomato Product and Market Development Manager for the United States commercial vegetable seed business. Simpson comes to Seedway with a major in Agriculture Operations Management from the University... more »

Indiana farm is Red Gold’s Tomato Grower of the Year

Red Gold recently named Rice Farms Tomatoes as Tomato Grower of the Year, and presented growers Scott and James Rice of Wanatah, Indiana with the E.A. Reichart Quality Achievement Award. The award was presented during... more »

Talley Farms names Derek Sass new sales manager

Talley Farms, a fourth-generation family farming operation located in California's Arroyo Grande Valley, has named produce industry veteran Derek Sass as sales manager for the company, which... more »

Late blight spotted in southwest Florida tomatoes, potatoes

More late blight has been found around southwest Florida and is now present on both tomato and potato. Gene McAvoy, county Extension director, University of Florida, reporte, weather the night of Feb. 4 and forecast for the... more »


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