Tomatoes-Peppers

Processing tomato production at a record high

Contracted production for California processing tomatoes is forecast at 14.5 million tons, averaging 49.5 tons per acre. The current forecasted production is 4% above the 2014 crop, and 1% above the May forecast.Harvest started the... more »

Better tomato nutrition for improved packouts

Producing the greatest quantity of the highest quality tomatoes (peppers too) requires careful attention to production details.Packable tomato yields of 20-plus pounds per plant are readily attainable by growers willing to focus on production details.... more »

Seminis debuts new disease resistant pepper

Dozens of pepper growers recently gathered at the Rutgers Agricultural Research and Extension Center (RAREC) in Bridgeton, New Jersey to learn about the latest seed and fungicide products for controlling Phytophthora blight in peppers. Test... more »

Cultivate Michigan initiative promotes peppers by hosting field trip

Sweet and spicy Michigan peppers are a highly nutritious and versatile vegetable for individuals and institutional food service staff alike. They boast high nutritional value, an abundance of varieties and uses, and summertime availability. A... more »

Mississippi grower awarded for on-farm activities

Mississippi vegetable grower Allen Eubanks was recently selected as his state's winner of the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award. He was nominated by Patricia Knight of Mississippi State University's Coastal Research... more »

Late blight confirmed in Pennsylvania

Today late blight was confirmed in a commercial tomato field in Berks County, Pennsylvania near Fleetwood. This is only the third county that late blight has been confirmed in Pennsylvania so far this season. A... more »

Calcium-related disorder impacts Georgia’s bell pepper production

Georgia's bell pepper farmers experienced a setback in production this spring. According to University of Georgia vegetable horticulturist Tim Coolong, some Georgia growers experienced losses of up to 25 percent due to blossom end rot... more »

SEEDWAY expands vegetable division

SEEDWAY announced several staff additions, organizational changes and product management responsibilities for several staff members. Wes Houghton joined the company on June 29 after spending many years with Syngent's vegetable seed group. His responsibilities include... more »

NatureFresh Farms mobile greenhouse tour educating consumers

Now in its third month of touring eastern North America, NatureFresh Farms' #GreenInTheCity Tour is making a positive impact with its mobile greenhouse on both sides of the border. After touring through New York, Ohio,... more »

Syngenta hosts grand re-opening for expansion at California facility

Syngenta held a grand re-opening for its newly expanded Woodland, California, research and development (R&D) and seed production facility. The Woodland location is home to cereals, corn and vegetable R&D, and vegetable seed production. According... more »


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