News tagged with tomato plants

Light gene boosts tomato yields by a fifth

Scientists on Tuesday said they had found a gene in wild tomatoes that enables farmed tomato plants to be grown 24 hours a day under natural and artificial light, boosting yields by up to 20 percent.

dateAug 05, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Increasing sugar concentration in tomato juice

To increase the sugar concentration and resulting marketability of tomato juice, growers have traditionally used techniques such as subjecting plants to salt and water stresses. In a new study published in HortTechnology (Febru ...

dateApr 28, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Stink bug traps may increase damage to tomato fruits

The invasive brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) is an important pest of fruits and vegetables. To counter them, some home gardeners use pheromone-baited traps that are designed to attract, trap, and kill them. ...

dateMar 25, 2014 in Ecology
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