The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Centers are no stranger to high tunnels, also known as hoop houses. High tunnels are unheated greenhouses designed to extend the growing season for landowners and maximize their profits. They come in a variety of sizes, with a focus on aiding fruit and vegetable crop production in…
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A Staple Event
More than 1,000 people attend 12th annual Bradford Research Center Tomato Festival
The Tomato Festival has been a staple at the Bradford Research Center for the past 11 years. This year’s event was no different. More than 1,000 attendees enjoyed a beautiful day of tasting tomatoes and peppers during the 12th annual Tomato Festival on Thursday, Sept. 1. “It was wonderful to have so many members of our local community out enjoying…
Give It a Try
Results from MU taste tests help growers pick out crop varieties
Each year Bradford Research Center hosts taste-testing events, such as the popular Tomato Festival, to gather data on what people like to eat. They test dozens of varieties of tomatoes, peppers, sweet corn and melons and then share the results with farmers. This year’s results from several events are now posted.
A Decade of Tomatoes
Tenth annual Tomato Festival at Bradford Research Center to be held Sept. 4
This year’s festival will be held Sept. 4 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Bradford Research Center. The free event will feature samples from 250 tomatoes and peppers, tips for growing produce, dishes from local restaurants, special exhibits for kids and a chance to sample a variety of salsas made with different peppers.
A Taste for Tomatoes
Annual festival draws more than 400
Hundreds of mid-Missourians sampled salsas, tasted and ranked more than 200 tomatoes, tomatillos and peppers and learned how to grow their favorite varieties at Bradford Research Center’s annual tomato festival Thursday evening. Fred Vasey of Harrisburg, Mo. strolled through Bradford’s tomato and pepper patch, where Jim Quinn, regional horticultural specialist for MU Extension, answered questions and diagnosed problems. After a brief…
Missouri-grown tomatoes added to FDA ‘safe list’; consumers can feel confident when buying local
The listing is also good news for Missouri growers, many of whom have been coping with an unusually cool and wet spring that has delayed production of field tomatoes. “It’s very important that these growers are not interrupted with this recall by having any questions about the safety of their tomatoes,” Quinn said.
Old recipes hold new promise in the fight against prostate cancer
MU research indicates that the tomato’s cancer-fighting power is in its preparation
A study by biochemistry researchers at the University of Missouri have found that this type of tomato has properties that help fight prostate cancer. They published their results in the June issue of Cancer Research.