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.
Commercial and Professional Publications
- Troubleshooting Cultural Problems in Tomatoes
- 2014/2015 Vegetable Crop Variety Trial and Research Report
- Home Garden Series: Georgia Home Grown Tomatoes
- Blossom-End Rot and Calcium Nutrition of Pepper and Tomato
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- Picking the best tomato variety
- Saving seeds: the power of the past and promise of the future
- UGA plant breeder takes the mystery out of GMO crops
- Researchers with the UGA CAES brought in $69 million in external funding during fiscal year 2016
- Georgia creates guidelines to protect pollinating insects
- Plan before you plant for a successful summer vegetable garden
- Add organic matter, water deeply for healthy tomato plants
- Healthier eating, better tracking results in more produce-related foodborne illness cases
- Novice gardeners should learn the lingo before ordering from seed catalogs
- UGA releases 2014 Farmgate Value Report: Beef's up, cotton's down and chicken's still on top
- 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.