tomatoes

UF researchers develop target spot resistant tomatoes

University of Florida researchers may have found the key to developing tomatoes that can resist the catastrophic target spot of tomato disease. Although it has been around for 50 years, target spot of tomato has... more »

Summer Swell tomato developed through ‘On-Demand Breeding’

Sound Agriculture has launched the Summer Swell tomato, a new slicing tomato variety developed through a unique breeding process. The Summer Swell is the first food to be grown using what Sound Agriculture calls On-Demand... more »

Corteva debuts products for specialty crop growers

Corteva Agriscience has added four crop protection products, including two that are designed to help specialty crop growers. Tolvera herbicide, which is currently pending registration with the Environmental Protection Agency, is a cereal solution that... more »

Avoid spreading tomato disease when transplanting

When tomato growers call in the winter, it is often to review last year’s production. I’m a plant pathologist, so when last year’s production is reviewed, we discuss tomato diseases. The foliar diseases we most... more »

Paul DiMare, tomato industry giant, dies

Paul DiMare, a man honored as a Florida agricultural giant and the voice of Florida’s tomato industry, has died. DiMare, 81, died on Friday, Dec. 30. A funeral mass is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 6... more »

Profile Products participates in tomato trials – in space

Consider it the ultimate in controlled environment agriculture. For the first time, tomatoes are being grown at the International Space Station (ISS). The Red Robin cherry tomato plants arrived at the ISS on Nov. 26... more »

Rijk Zwaan tomato highly resistant against ToBRFV

Rijk Zwaan has developed tomato varieties that are highly resistant to tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV). The virus has been causing major economic losses worldwide, including the U.S.  Rijk Zwaan researchers found new, unique... more »

Mastronardi receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Greenhouse pioneer Paul Mastronardi, president and CEO of Mastronardi Produce, received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Ontario Produce Marketing Association (OPMA) 31st Annual Gala and Awards Ceremony. The prestigious award recognizes an individual that... more »

Florida Tomato Institute grapples with pests

Despite some low crop years, Florida tomato growers are returning to normal production. A continuing concern, however, is protecting the crop from pests. At the Florida Tomato Institute on Sept. 7 in LaBelle, Florida, growers... more »

Biobest recognized for pest, disease biocontrol

Biobest has received the Bernard Blum Award, for the most innovative biocontrol product, in recognition of Pronemite (Pronematus ubiquitus) – a new category of commercial arthropod biocontrol agent that concurrently targets a key pest, and... more »

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