Brecon Foods is a market leader in the international trade of both Frozen Fruit and Vegetable on both spot and long term contracts on a crop by crop basis. From an initial concentration on export only, our activities now embrace import into North America from many overseas suppliers, and also expanding third country business, covering both private label and commodity shipments, with the closest attention to Quality Control Standards.
A market exists for organically grown, fresh- and processing-market tomatoes. Although information on conventional tomato practices is available from many sources, comprehensive information on organic cultivation practices is difficult to find. Organic tomato production differs from conventional production primarily in soil fertility, weed, insect, and disease management. These are the focus of this publication, with special emphasis on fresh market tomatoes.
Utilización agraria de los biosólidos y su influencia en el crecimiento de plántulas de tomate (Lycopersicon esculentum MILL)
Contracted Processing Production Down 9 Percent from Last Year
Asparagus Production Down 18 Percent
Spring Onion Production Down 11 Percent
Harvested area for fall-season potatoes is forecast at 882,300 acres, 4 percent lower than 2009. Given average yields, fall potato production is expected to decline from the 393.5 million hundredweight of a year earlier. Because of tighter world supplies, grower prices are expected to average above year-earlier levels during the 2010/11 marketing year.
Storage and ripening recommendations for tomatoes are well known, but quality problems associated with poor temperature management continue to occur during distribution. Grape and cherry tomatoes, also called ‘snacking’ tomatoes, now constitute about 24% of the value of all tomatoes sold in U.S. supermarkets.
The alternative production system described in this bulletin focuses on the winter annual legume hairy vetch (Vicia villosa L. Roth), both as a cover crop and as a mulch in a sustainable tomato production system. As a cover, vetch serves to fix nitrogen, recycle nutrients, reduce soil erosion and compaction, and add organic matter to the soil.
Incorporación de Vermicomposta para el Manejo de Nacobbus aberrans en Jitomate (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.)
This full-text report, issued 5 times a year, provides data on fresh market vegetables, strawberries and melons, including area harvested, prospective area, yield, and production, by season and crop for major States.
This article presents postharvest information and storage requirements for Tomato. It also includes information on quality characteristics, maturity indices, grading, packaging, pre-cooling, retail display, chilling sensitivity, ethylene production and sensitivity, respiration rates, physiological disorders, postharvest pathology, quarantine issues, and suitability as fresh-cut product.