tomato grower News

  • British Tomato Growers’ Association is a finalist in the Horticultural Oscars

    Yes, its awards season again and the BTGA is delighted to have been shortlisted in the 2014 Grower of the Year Awards in the category ‘Best Consumer Marketing Campaign’.  Our application, along with all the other finalists, goes before the judges on 22 January and the winners will be revealed on 4th March at the awards ceremony at the Grand Connaught Rooms in central ...


    By Tomato Growers Association

  • Participatory breeding program assists organic tomato growers

    Organic tomato production is growing rapidly in Midwestern states in the US, as evidenced by a USDA study that found certified organic tomato production increased more than 277% in the region from 2007-2011. The authors of a report in the September 2015 issue of HortScience say that to keep up with high consumer demand, organic tomato growers need to identify cultivars that are well-adapted to ...

  • British Tomato Growers` Assocation Conference 2013

    The British Tomato Growers’ Association Conference is taking place between the 25-26th September 2013. Clarke Energy will  be exhibiting once more at the show which will take place in the Midlands. Come visit us to learn about greenhouse CHP and our new project in Cheshire. Clarke Energy has installed over 100MW of ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • British Tomato Growers Association Conference 2015

    The Tomato Growers' Association event will take place 23rd -24th September at the Chesford Grange Hotel in Warwickshire. There will be an Energy seminar during the afternoon of 23rd September and an eclectic mix of speakers and topics on the main programme on the 24 September. Their aim is to emphasise and reassure consumers that their growing ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • British tomatoes - the best of the best!

    2014 has just witnessed the 9th Tastiest Tomato Competition, sponsored by Marks and Spencer, organised by the British Tomato Growers’ Association and held at the National Fruit Show in Kent. Staged towards the end of the British tomato season, there was no shortage of entries in four separate classes at the show, ranging from tiny cherries to juicy beefsteaks, proof of the skill of British ...


    By Tomato Growers Association

  • Industry welcomes further dumping investigations into Italian tomatoes

    AUSVEG has welcomed the announcement that Australia’s Anti-Dumping Commission will investigate the alleged dumping of canned tomatoes into Australia by two Italian exporters. Following an application lodged by SPC Ardmona Operations Limited, an investigation has been initiated with respect to tomatoes exported to Australia from Italy by Feger di Gerardo Ferraioli A.p.A. and La ...


    By AUSVEG

  • Call for abstracts: XIV International Symposium on Processing Tomato

    XIV International Symposium on Processing Tomato - XII World Processing Tomato Congress; Santiago, Chile, 6-9 March 2016; Call for abstracts! Deadline for abstract submission: 31 August 2015. The 14th ISHS Symposium on Processing Tomato will be held in parallel with the 12th World Processing Tomato Congress in Santiago (Chile) on 6-9 March 2016 This ...

  • In black and white: Zebra Chip report vindicates growers

    The Senate committee investigating the proposal to import potatoes from New Zealand for processing handed down its report yesterday sharing industry’s disappointment and lack of confidence in the work conducted by the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Biosecurity Department.  AUSVEG has today welcomed the committee’s comments that they share a number of concerns and lack ...


    By AUSVEG

  • The French growers discovered the JENBACHER’s production factory

    Last May 20 and 21, Sébastien MARTIN and Claude GELARD DCT West - Delegation development business tertiary industry market, organised a trip to Jenbach in Austria. The purpose of travel was to visit the production factory of the GE's Jenbacher engines with fifteen of co-generation growers or cogeneration ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • UF/IFAS Finding Could Help Farmers Stop Potato, Tomato Disease

    A University of Florida scientist has pinpointed Mexico as the origin of the pathogen that caused the 1840s Irish Potato Famine, a finding that may help researchers solve the $6 billion-a-year disease that continues to evolve and torment potato and tomato growers around the world. A disease called “late blight” killed most of Ireland’s potatoes, while today it costs Florida ...

  • Abscisic acid treatments can prevent tomato blossom-end rot

    Plants are subjected to numerous environmental stresses -- drought, extreme temperatures, and excess light can all affect plant growth and quality. Looking for methods to improve the quality of tomato plants, researchers at the University of Tennessee turned to abscisic acid, a plant hormone known to help plants acclimate to these types of severe environmental stresses. The research results and ...

  • AgroFresh introduces LandSpring technology, an innovative pre-planting application that reduces transplant shock in tomatoes and peppers

    AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGFS), a global leader in produce freshness solutions, has introduced its new LandSpring product, a 1-Methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) technology for use on transplanted vegetable seedlings.  LandSpring, currently registered for use on tomato and pepper crops, reduces transplant shock resulting in lower seedling mortality and faster crop establishment, which ...


    By AgroFresh

  • GE and Houweling’s Tomatoes Unveil the First Greenhouse Combined Heat and Power Project in the US with Carbon Dioxide Fertilization

    GE (NYSE: GE) and its customer Houweling’s Tomatoes, a leading North American greenhouse grower, today unveiled the first combined heat and power (CHP) greenhouse project in America that captures carbon dioxide (CO2) for use in plant fertilization. Using two of GE’s 4.36-megawatt (MW), ecomagination-qualified ...


    By General Electric

  • Luna® Fungicide Label Expansion Gives Growers New Crops for Broad-Spectrum Disease Control

    Bayer has received notice that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved an expanded label for Luna® fungicides permitting use on a larger group of fruit, nut and vegetable crops. Once approved in relevant states, these label expansions will be effective across a broad geographical ...


    By Bayer CropScience AG

  • Prominent group buys ECA-units from Royal Brinkman

    Richard Schenkeveld owns three tomato nurseries, in total 30 hectares, in The Netherlands. Since January 2014, all three nurseries are working with the ECA-Unit. "In tomato cultivation, Crazy Roots is an emerging problem. That's why last year the Prominent Group started looking for the best technique for cleaning and disinfecting the water from the drip irrigation." They compared the systems of ...

  • TGA success at the Horticultural Oscars

    Five years on from winning this prestigious award for the first time, the British Tomato Growers’ Association (TGA) were delighted to once again have their efforts recognised by being awarded the top prize in the marketing category at the recent national ‘Grower of the Year Award’ ceremony held in London, for their 2013 marketing campaign.  TGA Secretary Julie Woolley ...


    By Tomato Growers Association

  • CleanGrow Multi-Ion Meter launch makes impact

    An Irish start-up firm has capped its first year in business by coming fourth among the 10 otherwise Dutch contenders for the Horti Fair Innovation Award. Cork-based CleanGrow launched its Multi-Ion Meter, which measures ion concentrations in liquid, allowing growers to monitor recirculated water in particular. Company founder and chief executive officer Ciaran Long said: "It goes beyond pH and ...


    By CleanGrow

  • CHP Greenhouses Make Growing Even Greener

    Bearing little resemblance to a typical farm, modern large greenhouses are, in reality, complex, high-tech factories that produce food and other crops. A natural gas Cat® or MWM™ generator set produces electrical power for the greenhouse needs, and any excess electricity can be sold to the utility company and fed back to the grid. The extra heat from the engine is collected to ...


    By Caterpillar

  • Taller, thinner crop beds save money, water, other resources

    Looking out over thousands of acres of tomatoes, Miguel Talavera, director of East Coast growing operations at Pacific Tomato Grower, Ltd., marvels at the narrow lanes of fruit that are thriving in the hot Florida sun. Talavera credits increase in yield and a decrease in the use of fumigants to a collaboration with researchers and Extension faculty at the University of Florida Institute of Food ...

  • Japanese Free Trial Agreement (FTA) means falling vegetable tariffs in the land of the Rising Sun

    AUSVEG, the National Peak Industry body representing Australia’s vegetable and potato growers has welcomed the announcement made last night of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) which has been struck between Australia and Japan. The agreement will have positive implications for the Australian horticulture industry, with a range of fruit and vegetable commodities flagged for tariff elimination. ...


    By AUSVEG

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