tomatoes

How shoot removal, rootstock cultivar affect grafting tomatoes

As small-acreage and organic vegetable growers increasingly utilize high tunnels, researchers are working to determine effective production strategies to help limit soilborne diseases. Grafting interspecific hybrid rootstock has been shown to be effective for tomato... more »

Tomato troubles: managing common problems with tomatoes

Tomatoes are the most popular vegetable to grow in Mississippi in both home gardens and greenhouse hydroponic production. Not surprisingly, many questions arise from gardeners and commercial growers about various problems that occur during the... more »

Researchers fight plant pathogens with RNA

Have you ever bought strawberries or other fruits and vegetables, forgot to put them in the refrigerator and later noticed they had gray mold on some of them? That’s Botrytis cinerea, a fungal pathogen that... more »

Tomato production varies in European countries

European trends in tomato production vary from country to country, driven by market demands and production cycles. A panel of speakers at the recent International Tomato Conference in Antwerp, Belgium, spoke about trends in their... more »

New defense found against bacterial disease in tomatoes

Researchers at the Cornell-affiliated Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) and Virginia Tech have discovered a new weapon in the arms race between plants and pathogenic bacteria, which tomatoes use to detect the microbe that causes bacterial... more »

Late blight found in North Carolina’s Buncombe County

Tomato late blight, caused by the oomycete Phytophthora infestans, was reported to NCSU Extension Agent on Aug. 25, from a conventional tomato field in Buncombe County, North Carolina. Symptoms were first observed on the previous... more »

Skelly’s Farm Market adapts to retail agriculture

A traditional Midwestern farm that raised 350 acres of field crops and milked 50 cows a day has successfully converted to a small vegetable growing and farm market business over the past 26 years. Skelly’s... more »

Texas tomato growers slice into market with fresh fruit all fall

Tomatoes are the Type B’s of the vegetable world: Laid-back, creative, collaborative. Want a slice on a burger? Fine. Chopped into a salad? Great. Pureed and slathered over a pizza crust? Yum. Steeped in a... more »

Grant expands UNH tomato research

University of New Hampshire researchers have received a three-year grant for nearly $250,000 that will substantially expand research that aims to improve nutrient and pest management in high tunnel tomato production. The project is being... more »

New AgroFresh technology reduces transplant shock

AgroFresh Solutions has introduced its new LandSpring product, a 1-Methylcyclopropene technology for use on transplanted vegetable seedlings. LandSpring reduces transplant shock resulting in lower seedling mortality and faster crop establishment, according to the company. LandSpring... more »

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