Upcoming Events

Automated Weeder and Sprayer Demo Day

Thursday, June 27th, 2024

9:00 AM - Noon


Location: Hartnell East Campus (follow signs to demo area)

1752 East Alisal Street, Salinas, CA 93905


Interested in automation in weeding and spraying? Although this event is not targeting the tomato industry many of these companies are actively trialing and demoing in processing tomato fields. Come and see what is on the horizon.


For more info contact Steve Fennimore at (831) 594-1333

Info and Registration

UCD Vegetable Disease Field Day - Save the Date - more info to come

Tuesday, August 20th, 2024


Location: Plant Pathology Research Station

In-Field Management Tools for the 2024 Season

Broomrape Resources

24(c) Registration for the Management of Broomrape with Rimsulfuron (Matrix)
January 9th, 2024 Field Research Update from Brad Hanson
Sanitation Best Management Guidelines Two-Pager
Equipment Sanitation Research Updates Presentation
Awareness Flyer (in English and Spanish)
UC Weed Specialist Brad Hanson on Findings from Chile
Broomrape Resources Dedicated Webpage

Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus

Highlights from the recent Thrips/TSWV Status Blogs:


Patricia Lazicki, noting conditions as of June 14th for Yolo & Colusa Counties: "New TSWV infections will cause more yield loss in later than earlier plantings since the younger the plant is when it is infected, the more severe the disease will be. TSWV is only likely to reduce yields when infection occurs during or before fruit set...We're currently at peak adults in generation 3. Those adults will be laying eggs, which means for the next few weeks generation 4 juveniles will be hatching and feeding. Generation 4 adults are set to peak on July 2nd. If you're seeing spread of TSWV in younger fields and are considering spraying, the next few weeks will be the most effective time to do it."


Check out the links below for more details.

Visit the Thrips/TSWV Projection Page
Management Handout from 2023 in-season Field Day

Beet Curly Top Virus

Monthly and Weekly Reports from the CDFA BCTV Control Board
Sign Up to Receive Program Reports and Updates via Email
Download and Use the NEW Beet Leafhopper Sighting Report Mobile App
Virus management under new neonicotinoid restrictions - Tom Turini

Disease Diagnostics

The Swett Lab, at UC Davis, is the Diagnostics Services Lab for the industry in CA. Field level recommendations around soil borne pathogens provided by the research CTRI funds are built off of the foundation of knowledge which starts in this lab. This service would not be possible without the generous support of the grower members of the CTRI. If you have a particularly challenging diagnostics issue contact your local Farm Advisor for a field visit and to get a sample into this lab. 

Fungal Diagnostics - From the Swett Lab
Fusarium: Cultivar Performance Against Fusarium Stem Rot and Decline (FRD) - Commentary and Updated Reference Table from Brenna Aegerter and Patricia Lazicki

Much more info available on our updated website!

Do you have an Industry relevant update you would like posted? Email: zach@tomatonet.org
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