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Increasing tomato imports from Mexico could cost U.S. growers $250 million annually, University of Florida study shows – The Packer
“Costs for British tomato growers could fivefold”
Dutch tomato growers switch to cucumber crop
Dozens of growers compete in Spain’s ‘ugliest tomato’ contest
Improving tomato production and size to help growers increase their yield
Estonian and Slovenian tomato growers report ToBRFV
Tomato growers in Maharashtra disappointed by dropping prices
Zimbabwean tomato growers turn to Mozambican markets
Maharashtra: Tomato prices crash across state, farmers blame bumper crop and blocked export routes
Ghana: Tomato growers introduced to TYLC resistant varieties
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Increasing tomato imports from Mexico could cost U.S. growers $250 million annually, University of Florida study shows – The Packer “Costs for British tomato growers could fivefold” Dutch tomato growers switch to cucumber crop Dozens of growers compete in Spain’s ‘ugliest tomato’ contest Improving tomato production and size to help growers increase their yield Estonian and Slovenian tomato growers report ToBRFV Tomato growers in Maharashtra disappointed by dropping prices Zimbabwean tomato growers turn to Mozambican markets Maharashtra: Tomato prices crash across state, farmers blame bumper crop and blocked export routes Ghana: Tomato growers introduced to TYLC resistant varieties
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2021
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“Costs for British tomato growers could fivefold”

The British tomato industry is going through the most challenging times Phil Pearson has ever experienced. Being chairman of the technical committee of the Tomato Growers Association and being a tomato grower himself, he not only knows but also is part of the industry, and during yesterdays British Tomato Conference, he said that the protected edible sector across Europe and…
Sep
2021
17

Dutch tomato growers switch to cucumber crop

After completion of the new Growers United Maasdijk packaging site, the packaging activities of Prominent Maasland, Green Diamonds Packing, DC Sweetpoint and Purple Pride were gradually brought together at this new site. The certification process has largely been completed and the audits have been successful. The IFS Food and BRC Food certificates for tomato, pointed bell pepper and eggplant have…
Sep
2021
2

Estonian and Slovenian tomato growers report ToBRFV

ToBRFV has spread to Estonia and Slovenia.  The NPPO of Estonia recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the first detection of tomato brown rugose fruit virus in its territory. The virus was detected in a greenhouse producing tomato fruit in the municipality of Saue vald, during an official survey. Samples were taken in May 2021 and the identity of the…
Aug
2021
30

Tomato growers in Maharashtra disappointed by dropping prices

Mainly due to a bumper harvest, tomato prices have dropped across wholesale markets in Maharashtra. The average marketed price of tomatoes at Pimpalgoan’s wholesale market in Niphad administrative unit (Nashik district) is currently about Rs.10.55/kg, less than half of the average traded price in August last year. The vegetable sells for roughly Rs.5-10 per kilogram in Pune’s wholesale market. Tomato…
Aug
2021
28

Zimbabwean tomato growers turn to Mozambican markets

Tomato growers from Zimbabwe’s in Chipinge and Chimanimani districts are smuggling tomatoes into Mozambique in search of lucrative markets, according to the Manica Post. Owing to the two districts’ proximity to Mozambique and the porous border line, smugglers are taking advantage to smuggle the crop. Espungabeira and Matshazi in Mozambique provide the most lucrative markets. The bulk of the tomatoes…
Aug
2021
28

Maharashtra: Tomato prices crash across state, farmers blame bumper crop and blocked export routes

Bumper crop and blocked export avenues have seen tomato prices crash across wholesale markets in the state. The crash comes during a year when growers have, so far, reported minimum losses as the major tomato-growing areas of the state have not seen either heavy rainfall or a prolonged dry spell. At Pimpalgoan’s wholesale market in Niphad taluka of Nashik district,…
Aug
2021
27

Ghana: Tomato growers introduced to TYLC resistant varieties

Tomato farmers in the Agortime-Ziope District of the Volta Region have been introduced to five new varieties of tomatoes to boost crop production in the area. The five varieties have been developed by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research-Crops Research Institute (CSIR-CRI), as part of efforts to increase the production of quality tomatoes with better yields for farmers across…