peppers

Niche peppers, packinghouse boost Ark Foods’ ascent

A packinghouse of one’s own is a milestone for a young produce company. So, when in 2020, a vegetable operation based in Brooklyn, New York, bought a 12,000-square-foot facility near the agricultural town of Immokalee,... more »

Markets recovering from COVID-19

Vegetable growers’ biggest obstacle seems to be market demand diminished by the COVID-19 pandemic that for months shut down restaurants and food service, and complicated farm operations and distribution. In early June, growers were getting... more »

Managing pepper diseases requires layered practices

Peppers face fewer plant pathogens than other crops but diseases are still a big concern. “Peppers get fewer diseases than tomatoes but in general they get hammered harder,” said Sally Miller, professor in vegetable pathology... more »

Enza Zaden field days create connections between researchers and growers

{Sponsored} Enza Zaden is launching new varieties in two field days, one in San Juan Bautista, California June 11-13, 2019, and the other in Florida, which occurred May 14, 2019. The California Field Days will focus... more »

Church Brothers Farms launching new products, packaging

Church Brothers Farms will launch two products and feature new packaging at the PMA Fresh Summit in Orlando, Florida, in booth 1029. The company developed a new value-add broccoli stem product with the goal of... more »

New chili pathogens discovered in Australia

Scientists have identified four new pathogens previously not found in Australian chillies, raising the stakes for the country's quarantine and disease resistance efforts. The pathogens, all part of the Colletotrichum species, cause a fungal disease... more »

Pepper profit potential analyzed in high tunnel trials

New Hampshire farmers looking to grow colored bell peppers in high tunnels received some good news from researchers at the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station in Durham. Researchers found many varieties produced excellent, high-quality fruit... more »

New AgroFresh technology reduces transplant shock

AgroFresh Solutions has introduced its new LandSpring product, a 1-Methylcyclopropene technology for use on transplanted vegetable seedlings. LandSpring reduces transplant shock resulting in lower seedling mortality and faster crop establishment, according to the company. LandSpring... more »

Arizona farm picks millions of pounds of hot, mild varieties

Rob Knorr picks 25 million pounds of peppers annually – jalapenos, both hot and mild – at his desert farm in Maricopa, Arizona. Although it’s more than tripled from the original thousand acres purchased in... more »

High tunnels could be profitable for NH pepper growers

New Hampshire farmers looking to grow colored bell peppers in high tunnels will be pleased to learn that researchers from the NH Agricultural Experiment Station found many varieties produced excellent, high-quality fruit in a research... more »

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