Presentation on theme: "North American Processing Tomato Update Rich Ozminkowski HJ Heinz/HeinzSeed."— Presentation transcript:
North American Processing Tomato Update Rich Ozminkowski HJ Heinz/HeinzSeed
California – Regional Breakdown Overall 12.5 MM tons 255,000 acres yielded an average of 48 tons/acre “No” rain from May thru September Harvest season Early July – Mid/late October North Yolo, Colusa, Solano Counties 2.74 MM tons Moderate yield Central San Joaquin, Merced, Stanislaus 1.96 MM tons Declining South Fresno, Kings, Kern 7.66 MM tons Major expansion – 17% increase in 5 years Drip irrigation, Highest yields
Eastern North America Upper Midwestern US and Southern Ontario Canada Total of 1.2 MM tons Distinct climate – humid and seasonal rain Harvest First part of August through October 10 Ontario – 555 M tons Indiana – 260 M tons Michigan – 122 M tons Ohio – 159 M tons New Jersey/Pennsylvania – 90 M tons Major Varieties H 5108 H 3402 H 3406 Gem 331 TSH4 Variety needs Extended field storage Xanthomonas spp. Clavibacter michiganensis Alternaria solani Vine decline
The new breeding objective in processing tomatoes?