Are greenhouse tomatoes a good business for me?
The success of a grower of greenhouse tomatoes depends entirely on the management skills of the grower. This is a business which requires daily attention to insure that all equipment is working properly (fans, vents, irrigation emitters, heaters, etc.) and that there are no invasions of insect or disease pests. However, the industry has expanded in Mississippi from 15 growers to 135 growers between 1988 and this year. Mississippi is ranked 11th in the U.S. in greenhouse tomatoes.
RAYMOND, Miss. -- Current and prospective greenhouse vegetable growers can learn about the specialized production method during Mississippi State University’s 2024 Greenhouse Vegetable Short Course on Feb. 27-28. The course will be held at the North Mississippi Research and Extension Center’s Magnolia Building in Verona from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. It is open to greenhouse vegetable producers throughout the Southeast.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Vegetable growers soon will have two chances to learn about managing pests on produce in greenhouses and high tunnels.
There’s nothing more satisfying than homegrown tomatoes. You don’t have to be a gardening expert to grow delicious tomatoes in your backyard. Here are a few tips that will help you grow the best looking (and tasting) tomatoes out there: