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This is what it looks like to plant more than 250,000+ Tomato plants in a greenhouse

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2021-Jan-22 Fri 10:00
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This is what it looks like to plant more than 250,000+ #Tomato plants in a greenhouse. Check out the Google Photo Gallery: pure-flavor.social/Fresh-Tomato-C… pic.twitter.com/YlXzwAWEPK

Success of CRISPR tomato may determine if gene-edited foods take root in Japan

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2021-Jan-22 Fri 08:45
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A gene-edited tomato recently approved in Japan contains a large amount of gamma-aminobutyric acid, a type of amino acid, commonly known as GABA, which is a component that lowers blood pressure and relaxes the mind. The product name is “Sicilian Rouge High Gaba”. This is the first approval of…

Better defense for better tomatoes

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2021-Jan-18 Mon 09:11
2021-Jan-18 Mon 09:11
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As Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus infects tomato and pepper plants across the globe, seed companies are working on breeding a resistant tomato. Rich genetic and genomic resources were available to tomato breeders even before the inception of the tomato’s genomic sequencing projects. Large tomato…

Free Download: The Guide for Growing Tomatoes

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2021-Jan-14 Thu 11:15
2021-Jan-14 Thu 11:15
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Greenhouse production of hydroponic tomatoes is increasing worldwide every year. The reason? All the advantages provided by these growing systems! The principal advantages of hydroponic controlled environment agriculture (CEA) include high-density maximum crop yield, year-round production, more efficient use of water and fertilizers, consistent crop quality, minimal use of land area, and suitability for mechanization, […]

Hot-water treatment works against chilling injury symptoms in fresh tomatoes

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2021-Jan-13 Wed 13:19
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Reducing the negative effects of chilling injury (CI) in tomatoes after harvest is fundamental to ensure good quality and to minimize losses. CI is a postharvest disorder associated with the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the fruit. Therefore, antioxidant accumulation can counteract ROS,…

📄 New research on use of irrigation and nitrogen in tomato greenhouses

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2021-Jan-11 Mon 09:07
2021-Jan-11 Mon 09:07
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Greenhouse industry has been rapidly expanded worldwide. An accurate partitioning evapotranspiration (ET) into transpiration (T r) and evaporation (E s) is critical for developing precise irrigation scheduling and enhancing water productivity in greenhouses. In a new research, a team proposed a modified…

Speciality tomatoes succeed with fewer inputs

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2021-Jan-06 Wed 05:00
2021-Jan-06 Wed 05:00
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Simply Salads farms cherry and mini plum tomatoes in 3,5ha of greenhouses in Barberton, Mpumalanga. The location has two key advantages: a warm climate, which reduces the need for heating, and its proximity to a sawmill, which delivers the sawdust that the tomatoes are planted in.

Nevertheless, with their narrow profit margin, tomatoes are not regarded as a lucrative crop, and careful management of inputs and output is required to make a success of producing them.

Simply Salads follows a short cropping programme where two crops are planted annually, each on a six-month cycle, from January to June, and July to December respectively.

Peter Bakker, owner of Simply Salads, admits he would prefer a long cropping system of only one crop a year, as it would reduce input costs, but the expense makes it unaffordable.

“It would require significant investment to modify our greenhouses so they can handle a long crop,” he says.

📄 Exogenous Application of Nitric Oxide Mitigates Water Stress and Reduces Natural Viral Disease Incidence of Tomato Plants Subjected to Deficit Irrigation

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2021-Jan-05 Tue 05:00
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The present work reveals the beneficial role of sodium nitroprusside (SNP; NO donor concentration: 50 and 100 µM) in mitigation of water stress accompanied by a reduction in viral disease incidence in tomato plants subjected to deficit irrigation. The plants were grown under two irrigation regimes: well-watered (WW; irrigated after the depletion of 55–60% of available soil water) and water deficit (WD; irrigated after the depletion of 85–90% of available soil water) in two seasons of 2018 and 2019. The results indicated that under water stress conditions, plant growth, chlorophyll, relative water content (RWC), and fruit yield were decreased. Conversely, water stress significantly increased the MDA, proline, soluble sugars, and antioxidant enzymes’ activities. Moreover, it was obvious a negligible increase in the fruit content from NO2 and NO3. Water-deficit stress, however, had a positive impact on reducing the percentage of viral disease (TMV and TYLCV) incidence on tomato plants. Similarly, SNP application in the form of foliar spray significantly reduced the disease incidence, the severity, and the relative concentrations of TMV and TYLCV in tomato plants raised under both WW and WD conditions. The treatment of SNP at 100 µM achieved better results and could be recommended to induce tomato plant tolerance to water stress.

📺 Tomato cultivation in the desert

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-21 Mon 11:04
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South of Dakhla, in Morocco, the Agida farm is developing an unusual model of greenhouse cultivation. It is an Economic Interest Group (GIE) created in 2017 on the initiative of the Agricultural Development Agency (ADA), with 5 to 10 hectares of the State's private domain allocated to 15 young people from the Dakhla Oued…

📄 Turn up the heat, and get more nutrition from your tomato

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-18 Fri 11:15
2020-Dec-18 Fri 11:15
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Turn up the heat, and get more nutrition from your tomato, University of Florida researchers say. Furthermore, when you buy a tomato, it will be about as red as it can be, thanks to the UF/IFAS methods deployed for the study. The findings are crucial to an industry in which Florida ranks second to…

"We hope that our products will be useful for your health"

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-14 Mon 08:45
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A tomato made with CRISPR/Cas9 has been approved for growing and consumption in Japan. The tomato "Sicilian Rouge High GABA” was developed by the University of Tsukuba and startup Sanatech Seed. Thanks to a tweaking of the genes, the variety features five times the normal amount of GABA…

New novel tomato variety debuts

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-11 Fri 11:15
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Village Farms has introduced its newest exclusive tomato variety, Sensational Sara®. Sensational Sara® is a novel tomato variety with a deep red color inside and out. The flavor is best described as a balance of sugar to acid ratio. The tomato is bigger than a cocktail but smaller than a TOV with a sturdy, vibrant green vine…

New sweet-like-candy yellow tomato to be revealed at PMA Fresh Summit

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-13 Tue 12:13
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For weeks, Mastronardi Produce has been hinting at the news of a flavorful new product launch and promising to reveal the next one at this year’s PMA Fresh Summit. Now, the news is finally out. Introducing Lolli Bombs™, a sweet-like-candy yellow tomato on the vine and the 4th addition to the infamous…

Duelle: the latest addition to the red elongated tomato range of Syngenta

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-02 Fri 08:48
2020-Oct-02 Fri 08:48
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Henri Jourdain is a tomato producer for Rougeline in Pierrelatte, in the southeast of France. He cultivates tomatoes on a 12 ha area of eco-greenhouses and specializes in small fruit. He chose to grow the Duelle, a variety of red elongated cherry tomato he has known for 3 years now.  “Latest of the range of…

Genetically redrawn San Marzano tomatoes

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-29 Tue 09:41
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San Marzano tomatoes have been genetically redrawn by a team of researchers from Enea, CREA, Polytechnic University of Valencia and Tuscia University to obtain new organoleptic qualities from both an aesthetic and nutritional point of view. Types of San Marzano tomatoes "We maintained the typical…

Did you know tomatoes are the most popular crop grown in greenhouse environments?

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-19 Sat 03:37
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Did you know #tomatoes are the most popular crop grown in #greenhouse environments? Tomato plants can actually reach over 40 feet in length and have advantages over field crops in that they use up to 90% less water and rely on beneficial insects as pest control. pic.twitter.com/eZOsTjn7Qk

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'We try to be quick choosing varieties that allow us to continue being innovative'

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-24 Fri 09:37
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The European tomato market is undergoing important changes, both in the productive potential and in consumer trends and preferences. How do you survive in an increasingly competitive market? Product diversification and the constant selection of varieties is one of the keys for Bonnysa, which in addition…

BraZander first nursery in Bayer's Forward Farming network

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-09 Thu 14:35
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Bayer, De Ruiter and BraZander Nursery have unveiled the next steps in their cooperation to demonstrate sustainable glasshouse tomato production. BraZander will be the first nursery in Bayer's ForFarming network. This is a new step in the cooperation of Bayer and the growers, because in 2018 they worked…

Sensors were allowed to prove themselves by test with increased pre-night temperature in tomato

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-09 Thu 10:54
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In 'The Road to Digital Green Fingers' project, researchers increased the pre-night temperature in a tomato cultivation by one degree for four weeks. In this way, the crop was 'bullied' to see how far it could go, but especially also to understand the physiology behind the measurements. The better that…

'The price war on the tomato market has started again'

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-09 Thu 10:53
2020-Jul-09 Thu 10:53
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It is a peculiar year for the tomato. When the lockdown started around mid-March, French producers were just gaining volumes. Despite this difficult context, the tomato campaign went well for Prince de Bretagne during the lockdown. “The French origin was promoted in stores, which was favorable to us,”…

Pollinating robot looking to shake up $900m greenhouse tomato industry

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-08 Wed 11:43
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An Israeli company that has created an autonomous pollinating robot has started its first trials in Australia. Arugga AI Farming is hoping its technology can transform Australia's greenhouse farming sector, especially greenhouse tomatoes, which are currently pollinated by hand. Chief executive Iddo…