Tomatoes are one of the state's top cash crops. Available throughout much of the year, tomatoes are grown in southwest Georgia. Native to the Andes Mountains, tomatoes were introduced into Central America by prehistoric Indian migrations. In 2009, only 4,043 acres of tomatoes were produced in Georgia, but the farm gate value was over $83 million.
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- Tomato yellow leaf curl virus threat to tomato crop
- Keep garden rows wide enough to cultivate, narrow enough to shadow out weeds
- Grow your own tomatoes for tastier 'mater' sandwiches this summer
- Consumer, farmer opinions sought on FDA's proposed new food safety act
- Add organic matter, water deeply for healthy tomato plants
- Resistant varieties saved Georgia tomatoes from viral destruction
- Cover crop research shows advantages against pests
- Gardeners often unaware of exposing tomatoes to herbicides
- Tomatoes can be picked at breaker stage or later
- Early blight arrives early on backyard tomato plants
- Canning Tomatoes and Tomato Products
Informative guide to canning tomatoes and tomato products, in addition to spoilage prevention.
- Impact Statements: Tomatoes
Descriptions of Extension efforts to improve knowledge and practices related to tomatoes.
- Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus
Overview of TSWV also featuring related links, identification information, and upcoming meeting details.
- Georgia Grown Tomatoes
Information about buying and enjoying Georgia tomatoes.