tomatoes

“FoldBot” robot reduces cardboard folding

A robot cardboard folding system cuts carton folding time and expense. Small farmers can hand fold the boxes and – for larger growers buying millions – an expensive full-size automated forming machine. [caption id="attachment_34421" align="alignleft"... more »

New Jersey farmer earns national honor

New Jersey’s 2024 Outstanding Young Farmer, vegetable grower Byron DuBois, is one of four national winners of the 2024 National Outstanding Young Farmers Award. DuBois, with the support of his wife Karen, co-owns and operates... more »

DiMare appoints Jeff Dolan president of DMB Packing

Jeff Dolan has been named president of DMB Packing.  Formerly operations manager for the DiMare Inc. company, Dolan will oversee growing, packing and shipping of fresh market tomatoes in California for DMB Packing. “This announcement... more »

Weather disrupts California processing tomato harvest

As California growers harvest this season’s processing tomato crop, there is concern that canneries could struggle to keep up with a backlog of fruit deliveries. Yolo County farmer Bruce Rominger, board chairman for the California... more »

High tunnels help Sugar Top Farm fight insects, heat

Sugar Top Farms employs high tunnels to battle insects and winds. The tunnels help the central Florida area farm grow leafy greens on the highest point on the Florida peninsula. After discovering a lack of... more »

Ag-Mart Produce ceases Florida tomato production

Florida tomato grower Ag-Mart Produce is ceasing domestic farming of its signature grape tomatoes, citing below-market pricing on imports. The company, which operates as Santa Sweets, reported its plans in a Worker Adjustment and Retraining... more »

Florida tomato growers defend suspension agreement filing

In its latest news release, the Florida Tomato Exchange (FTE) defends its position in calling for the end of the Tomato Suspension Agreement. On June 16, the FTE filed a request with the U.S. Department... more »

New disease detector sensor developed

A new sensor chip advances rapid, cost-effective disease diagnostics. The integrated sensor chip detects late blight disease pathogen in potatoes and tomatoes as well as many other diseases. Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists and collaborators... more »

Fresh Produce Association of the Americas challenges Florida tomato growers

The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) is challenging Florida growers’ calls to end the 2019 Tomato Suspension Agreement. On June 16, the Florida Tomato Exchange (FTE) filed a request with the U.S. Department... more »

Florida tomato growers recommend terminating suspension agreement 

Florida tomato growers want to end the 2019 Tomato Suspension Agreement. “The Florida Tomato Exchange filed a request with the U.S. Department of Commerce to terminate the 2019 Tomato Suspension Agreement because it has failed... more »

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