tomatoes

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 »

Genetics, sprays, IPM methods help Florida tomatoes

Florida tomato growers are arming themselves with a wider arsenal of tools for the annual fight against whiteflies and the virus they carry. Genetic traits, new chemical sprays and integrated pest management (IPM) techniques all... more »

Company researches inserts for produce packing

Hazel Technologies will continue its research into developing new shelf-life extension technologies for fresh produce after receiving a second round of federal funding. The Chicago-based company will receive a second phase of funding from the USDA... more »

Tomato trials, organic N options shown at field day

Educators and researchers showed off trials of new seeds and cultivation techniques at the Michigan State University’s (MSU) Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center (SWMREC) near Benton Harbor. About 40 individuals attended the tours at... more »

Funding supports marketing of Northeast-friendly tomatoes

A Penn State research working on new tomato varieties bred for Pennsylvania conditions has won a $75,000 Research Applications for Innovation (RAIN), grant to bring its discovery to market. The College of Agricultural Sciences awards... more »

Truly Green Farms gets $3.7M tech investment

The Canadian government on Monday, Sept. 11 announced up to $3.7 million of financing for a project that will pipe waste heat and CO2 to Truly Green Farms, a tomato producer in Chatham, Ontario. Truly... more »

Houweling’s adds three new tomato packs

Houweling’s Tomatoes has added three new tomato packs as part of its premium Signature Selection line. The newly introduced snack packs, as described by Houweling's, include: Tomtastic Yellow Cherry Tomatoes: Selected for their sweet flavor... more »

Container grown tomatoes preserve soil

Judson Reid is a go-to guy when it comes to commercial vegetable production in high tunnels. Reid, Cornell Cooperative Extension vegetable specialist, made several presentations at the recent Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market... more »

Tomato nutrients linked to pH, phosphorus management

Working with collaborating farms and Extension educators across New York state, the Cornell Vegetable Program is gaining valuable insight into the dynamics of soil and plant nutrient status coupled with on-farm management, said Judson Reid,... more »


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