Tomatoes/Peppers

Midwest’s MightyVine doubles tomato greenhouses

Regionally-grown tomatoes are thriving in Chicagoland, where MightyVine is doubling its greenhouse space for growing tomatoes. The company started in 2015 by Gary Lazarski, Jim Murphy and a group of investors has 15 acres under... more »

Nexgen developing virus-resistant seed lines

Virus-resistant tomato vines are on the menu for developers looking to build new seed lines based on material already in the plants’ family tree. Nexgen Plants, which is based in Australia, in early July received... more »

Orondis Gold soil fungicide approved for use in Florida

Syngenta Crop Protection's pre-mix formulation of Orondis Gold soil fungicide has been approved for use in the state of Florida. This formulation replaces the current co-pack formulation of Orondis Gold. The registration covers a number... more »

NatureSweet names Rodolfo Spielmann new president and CEO

San Antonio, Texas-based NatureSweet Tomatoes has added Rodolfo Spielmann as its new president and CEO. “Rodolfo brings strong passion and depth of experience to his new role as the leader... more »

The latest in vine crop, sweet corn, tomato and pepper research at 2019 Great Lakes EXPO

New sessions in tomatoes, peppers, vine crops and sweet corn at this year’s Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO will add depth to the educational line-up; these sessions take a new look at... more »

Commerce: Final dumping margin is 21% on Mexican tomato imports

Michael Schadler, executive vice president of the Florida Tomato Exchange, issued the following update Oct. 22" "The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced a final dumping margin of 21 percent in the resumed antidumping investigation of Mexican... more »

Tomato bacterial spot fought in transplant seedlings

New findings from University of Florida (UF/IFAS) scientists could help tomato growers nationwide in their battle against a damaging disease. With 37,000 acres, Florida’s tomato industry is a $520 million-a-year crop, so it’s critical to... more »

Vineland partners with Eminent Seeds to bring tomatoes to Ontario

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland), based in  Vineland Station, Ontario, is one step closer to bringing flavor-packed Ontario greenhouse-grown tomatoes to Canadian consumers. Peter Van Duin, left, managing director, Eminent Seeds and... more »


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