tomatoes

Tomatoes see ripening problems in high tunnels

May was a very cool, cloudy and wet month, which is having all kinds of repercussions now and into the summer for field crops. Gordon Johnson and Kate Everts talked about some of these vegetable... more »

Diseases challenge Louisiana tomato season

LSU AgCenter plant pathologist Raj Singh has never seen so many different diseases of tomatoes in one season. Singh, known as the LSU AgCenter plant doctor because he’s director of the Plant Diagnostic Center, said... more »

Scientists take different approaches to tastier tomatoes

Anyone who has ever wondered why some tomatoes can taste so bland might be interested in the work of two Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in Fort Pierce, Florida. They are taking two different approaches... more »

Protecting tomatoes from herbicide drift

Miners used to take canaries into mines, especially when opening a new shaft. They did this because canaries are more sensitive to dangerous gases than humans. As long as the canary kept singing, they knew... more »

Climate change effects depend on crops

In an effort to forecast how climate change may affect agriculture, University of California agricultural economists looked at how climate has affected crop acreage in the past. The effect of temperature changes on plants depends... more »

Vegetable surfaces contribute to foodborne illness

Foodborne illness outbreaks do more than make us sick. Not only can the U.S. economy suffer as a result of reduced worker productivity, particular sectors of the farming industry can experience negative consumer perception, potentially... more »

Searching for speck-resistant tomatoes

The 2015 growing season was a tough one for tomato researchers at the Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) at Cornell University, due to the bacterial speck disease that descended on their field. But those infected plants... more »

Seaweed extract benefits petunia, tomato transplants

Seaweed extracts are used widely in agriculture and horticulture production systems. Benefits of the extracts can include early seed germination and establishment, improved crop performance and yield, increased resistance to biotic and abiotic stress, and... more »

Trial tests earliness, yield of colored pepper cultivars

Growing interest in local foods has led to increased production of fruit and vegetables in Iowa. One of the most commonly grown summer vegetables in Iowa is the pepper. Within the pepper category, growers are... more »

UNH scientist develops new cherry tomato

A University of New Hampshire scientist has developed a new cherry tomato designed to be grown in hanging baskets in greenhouses. Rambling Rose provides a new attractive pink fruit color not yet available in cherry... more »

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