tomatoes

Sustainability key to Terranova’s success

At Terranova Ranch, sustainability and concern for the environment fuel efficient growth of numerous vegetables, winegrapes and nuts. The San Joaquin Valley operation of 9,000 acres, in Helm, California, employs technology and new growing practices... more »

Biome Makers presents biofertilizer research on tomatoes

Biome Makers is presenting a free web seminar on the use of biofertilizers, featuring a study on their use on tomatoes at the University of Almeria in Spain. The webinar is at 3 p.m. Central,... more »

NJ recognizes Lipman Family Farms support of local growers

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher recently visited the Lipman Family Farms Value-Added Facility in West Deptford, and ZRH Farms, to highlight the partnership with the two companies. Lipman also supports a number... more »

UF, NC State researchers using tomato genome to tackle nematodes

Parasitic nematodes are responsible for about $125 billion in annual crop loss worldwide, and they can cause farmers to lose up to 80% of their tomato yield. “The situation with nematodes is exacerbated by an... more »

Friðheimar grows, processes and serves tomato dishes to tourists

It’s hard to believe that a remote Icelandic agritourism business could draw 180,000 visitors – half of the country’s population – in a year, but in 2019 it did. Iceland is more known for its... more »

Lipman Family Farms adds 75-acre greenhouse in Mexico

With the goal of being North America’s largest integrated network of growers, value-added partners, and solution providers in fresh produce, Lipman Family Farms continues to solidify scope through strategic growth. The tomato and vegetable supplier,... more »

Tomato grafting research shows potential, drawbacks

University of California researchers borrowed a page from the tree fruit industry handbook and looked at grafting tomato scion that produces desirable fruit onto hardy rootstocks. Part of the impetus behind their field trials, which... more »

UF/IFAS hosting Florida Tomato Conference in September

The University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and Florida Tomatoes will host the 2022 Florida Tomato Conference in LaBelle on Wednesday, Sept. 7. Program features include: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.: The... more »

Lack of water continues to slash California tomato acreage

David Richter has a good tomato crop going so far – but like many other farmers, not as much as in preceding years. Richter, who farms near Knights Landing in Sutter County, California, cut his... more »

Lipman Family Farms CEO Shoemaker to retire

Kent Shoemaker, chief executive officer of Lipman Family Farms for 13 years, plans to retire in 2023. He will remain in the position until Lipman Family Farms, a grower of field and controlled-environment tomatoes, transitions... more »

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