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J Chem Ecol. 2016 Nov;42(11):1130-1141. Epub 2016 Oct 4. Lessons from the Far End: Caterpillar FRASS-Induced Defenses in Maize, Rice, Cabbage, and Tomato. Cancers (Basel). 2016 Jun; 8(6): 58. Tomato as a Source of Carotenoids and Polyphenols Targeted to Cancer Prevention. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PLANT SCIENCES - 2016 - Pathogenicity assay and molecular identification of fungi and bacteria associated with diseases of tomato in Malaysia. Agricultural Water Management Volume 178, December 2016, Advanced aquaponics: Evaluation of intensive tomato production in aquaponics vs. conventional hydroponics.

Highlights High tomato yields in double recirculating aquaponic systems (DRAPS) are possible.

Agricultural Water Management Volume 178, December 2016, Advanced aquaponics: Evaluation of intensive tomato production in aquaponics vs. conventional hydroponics

Fish waste water does not affect plant production negatively. Continuous nutrient analysis of fish waste water is necessary for high productivity. High amounts of fresh water can be saved by the new aquaponic system. DRAPS can be used for fertilizer savings and therefore for environmental relief. Abstract Aquaponics for intensive crop production is a highly complex system in which three different biological systems (fish, plants, and nitrifying bacteria) with different requirements must be merged. AFRICAN JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGY RESEARCH - FEV 2015 - Application of arbuscular mycorrhiza for managing root-knot disease in tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) under glass-house conditions in Pantnagar, India. Root-knot disease caused by Meloidogyne spp. poses a worldwide threat to agriculture as well as environment due to excess use of chemical nematicides for its management.

AFRICAN JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGY RESEARCH - FEV 2015 - Application of arbuscular mycorrhiza for managing root-knot disease in tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) under glass-house conditions in Pantnagar, India

Recently, arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) have achieved importance as biocontrol agent for the managements of root-knot disease. In this aspect, the present study was focused on the effect of AMF (Glomus intraradices) against root-knot disease of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) caused by Meloidogyne incognita. Observations of G. intraradices against M. incognita were taken at 10, 20 and 30 days after M. incognita second stage juveniles (J2) inoculation on tomato roots, which were pre-colonized by G. intraradices. A significant effect was observed on plant growth (length and biomass) and nematode induced (root galls, egg masses, egg and adult females) parameters in nematode inoculated G. intraradices colonized plants as compared to non-colonized plants at all the three harvesting periods. J Chem Ecol. 2016 Nov;42(11):1130-1141. Epub 2016 Oct 4. Lessons from the Far End: Caterpillar FRASS-Induced Defenses in Maize, Rice, Cabbage, and Tomato.

TROPICAL PLANT RESEARCH 11/12/16 Nutritional composition and fungi deterioration of canned tomato products collected from Ibadan, South-western Nigeria. CIAT - DEC 2015 - Trinidad & Tobago: Assessing the Impact of Climate Change on Cocoa and Tomato. PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-004260-16 Chemically treated tomatoes. AFRICAN JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGY RESEARCH - FEV 2015 - Application of arbuscular mycorrhiza for managing root-knot disease in tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) under glass-house conditions in Pantnagar, India. PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-010896/2015 Withdrawal of bananas and tomatoes from RUP logo campaigns.

The information provision and promotion measures governed by Regulation (EC) No3/2008(1) (replaced as from 1st December 2015 by Regulation (EU) No1144/2014(2)) aims at raising the profile of European agricultural products both inside and outside the Union, with a special focus on those markets in third countries that have the highest growth potential.

PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-010896/2015 Withdrawal of bananas and tomatoes from RUP logo campaigns

As in the current policy, also in the newly reformed policy the specificities of the outermost regions' agricultural sector are taken into account. Indeed, Regulation (EU) No 1144/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council identifies the logo for quality agricultural products specific to the outermost regions of the Union as one of the eligible schemes and outlines that the outermost regions should be taken into account when designing the annual work programme. To note, that in this context, the outermost regions' logo can be illustrated by one or more products issued from this scheme, without excluding a priori certain products. PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question P-014463-15 Tomato imports. The entry price system for fruit and vegetables was modified during the most recent reforms to the agricultural sector to stop irregularities detected up to that point.

PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question P-014463-15 Tomato imports

However, the Commission subsequently decided to alter, as from the 2014/2015 marketing year, how the overall value of tomato imports from the main importing countries is calculated so that all varieties — including ‘cherry’ tomatoes and not just ‘round’ tomatoes — are included in the total figure. This change relaxes protection at the border, making it a retrograde step after the progress achieved in the reform, and makes it impossible to judge the real state of the market. Now the Commission is planning to introduce a weekly calculation of this overall import value, instead of a daily one, which will render the system less efficient.

What is the Commission’s opinion of these proposals? Food Policy Volume 49, Part 1, December 2014, The role of market forces and food safety institutions in the adoption of sustainable farming practices: The case of the fresh tomato export sector in Morocco and Turkey. KENYATTA UNIVERSITY 20/01/15 Thèse en ligne : Insect Pest Incidences and Yields of Tomatoes Grown in High Tunnel and in Open Field in Mwea Division, Kirinyaga County, Kenya. EFSA 02/10/14 Scientific Opinion on the risk posed by pathogens in food of non-animal origin. Part 2 (Salmonella and Norovirus in tomatoes) EFSA Journal 2014;12(10):3832[75 pp.]. doi:10.2903/j.efsa.2014.3832 Type: Opinion of the Scientific Committee/Scientific Panel On request from: European Commission Question number: EFSA-Q-2013-00177 Adopted: 11 September 2014 Published: 02 October 2014 Affiliation: European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy The European Commission asked EFSA’s Panel on Biological Hazards (BIOHAZ Panel) to prepare a scientific Opinion on the public health risk posed by pathogens that may contaminate food of non-animal origin (FoNAO).

EFSA 02/10/14 Scientific Opinion on the risk posed by pathogens in food of non-animal origin. Part 2 (Salmonella and Norovirus in tomatoes)

The outcomes of the first and second terms of reference, addressed in a previous Opinion, were discussed between risk assessors and risk managers in order to decide which food/pathogen combinations should be given priority for the other three terms of reference. This is the fourth Opinion out of five and addresses the risk from Salmonella and Norovirus in tomatoes. Salmonella has been shown to persist on the surface of intact tomatoes. EPPO Bulletin Volume 45, Issue 1, pages 153–156, April 2015 EPPO Study on pest risks associated with the import of tomato fruit.

Abstract Tomato fruit are currently imported from different parts of the world to the EPPO region, and tomato is an important crop throughout the EPPO region both as an outdoor and indoor crop.

EPPO Bulletin Volume 45, Issue 1, pages 153–156, April 2015 EPPO Study on pest risks associated with the import of tomato fruit

The risk that tomato fruit may act as a pathway of introduction of new pests was identified after the introduction of Tuta absoluta in the EPPO region in 2006. UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA 03/09/14 2014 FLORIDA TOMATO INSTITUTE PROGRAM. UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA - 2014 - The Florida tomato proceedings. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences - 2014 - Thèse en ligne : Consumer experiences of tomato quality and the effects of credence. PURDUE UNIVERSITY 05/08/13 Research could lead to better-tasting tomatoes, other benefits. PLOS 04/12/13 Factors That Affect Proliferation of Salmonella in Tomatoes Post-Harvest: The Roles of Seasonal Effects, Irrigation Regime, Crop and Pathogen Genotype.

Abstract Main Objectives Fresh fruits and vegetables become increasingly recognized as vehicles of human salmonellosis.

PLOS 04/12/13 Factors That Affect Proliferation of Salmonella in Tomatoes Post-Harvest: The Roles of Seasonal Effects, Irrigation Regime, Crop and Pathogen Genotype

HORTI DAILY 17/07/14 How to deal with bacterial diseases of tomatoes. Three bacterial diseases commonly affect tomato crops: Bacterial Spot (Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatora), Bacterial Speck (Pseudomonas syringae pv tomato), and Bacterial Canker (Clavibacter michiganensis pv michiganensis).

HORTI DAILY 17/07/14 How to deal with bacterial diseases of tomatoes

Tomato pith necrosis is a less common bacterial disease that can be confused with bacterial canker. These diseases can affect foliage, fruit, and stems and distinguishing between them can be difficult. Ghent University - 2013 - Thèse en ligne : Importance of food safety and quality standards at various levels in the tomato supply chain of South Africa. Food Microbiology 30 (2012) Transfer of Salmonella Enteritidis to four types of surfaces after cleaning procedures and cross-contamination to tomatoes. Open Access Abstract The objectives of the present study were to evaluate the spread of Salmonella Enteritidis to different cutting boards (wood, triclosan-treated plastic, glass, and stainless steel) from contaminated poultry skin (5 log CFU/g) and then to tomatoes and to analyze the effect of different protocols used to clean these surfaces to control contamination.

Food Microbiology 30 (2012) Transfer of Salmonella Enteritidis to four types of surfaces after cleaning procedures and cross-contamination to tomatoes

The following procedures were simulated: (1) no cleaning after handling contaminated poultry skin; (2) rinsing in running water; (3) cleaning with dish soap and mechanical scrubbing; and (4) cleaning with dish soap and mechanical scrubbing, followed by disinfection with hypochlorite. The pathogen was recovered from all surfaces following procedure 1, with counts ranging from 1.90 to 2.80 log, as well as from the tomatoes handled on it.

Reduced numbers of S. Highlights Keywords. Andrade et al. (2013) - Dourados, v.6, n.20, p.215-217, 2013 Outbreaks of Spodoptera eridania (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in tomato plantations in Espírito Santo state, Brazil. APS - 2014 - Compendium of Tomato Diseases and Pests, Second Edition. Botanically speaking, tomato is a fruit.

APS - 2014 - Compendium of Tomato Diseases and Pests, Second Edition

But by common understanding it is often considered a vegetable as well. Regardless of which term you use, tomato is the most “Googled” fruit and one of the most commonly grown. Unfortunately, tomato plants are also a common target for many diseases and pests, affecting production for anyone growing the crop, including commercial producers trying to maximize yield and the small scale gardener who wants flawless and flavorful garden fresh tomatoes for salads, cooking, and canning. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences - 2014 - Thèse en ligne : Consumer experiences of tomato quality and the effects of credence. PURDUE UNIVERSITY 05/08/13 Research could lead to better-tasting tomatoes, other benefits.

Andrade et al. (2013) - Dourados, v.6, n.20, p.215-217, 2013 Outbreaks of Spodoptera eridania (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in tomato. Acta Hort. 808, ISHS 2009 Integrated Management of Viral Diseases in Field-Grown Tomatoes in Southern Italy. African Journal of Agricultural Research Vol. 6(12), pp. 2725-2736, 18 June, 2011 Influence of preharvest and postharvest treatm. Full Length Research Paper T. S. Workneh1*, G. Osthoff2 and M. S. African Journal of Microbiology Research Vol. 6(22) pp. 4805-4809, 14 June, 2012 Morphological and molecular identification of p. UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE - 2012 - Cultural Techniques to Improve Yield and Cost Efficiency of Greenhouse Grown Tomatoes. El-Katatny & Emam 2012 : 1 (6) 1505-1528 CONTROL OF POSTHARVEST TOMATO ROT BY SPORE SUSPENSION AND ANTIFUNGAL METABOLITES OF TRI.

International Journal of Food Microbiology Volume 158, Issue 2, 17 August 2012, Salmonella can reach tomato fruits on plants exp. Abstract Outbreaks of Salmonella enterica have been associated with tomatoes and traced back to production areas but the spread of Salmonella in agricultural fields is still poorly understood. Post-rain Salmonella transfer from a point source to the air and then to tomato plants was evaluated. GFP-labeled kanamycin-resistant S. enterica serovar Typhimurium (108 CFU/mL) with and without expression of the rdar morphotype (rough colonies; cells with fimbriae and cellulose) was used as the point source in the center of a rain simulator. ENDURE 23/11/10 Now available: 26 new leaflets in French. EFSA 15/10/14 Scientific Opinion on the pest categorisation of Tomato yellow leaf curl virus and related viruses causing tomato yellow leaf curl disease in Europe. EFSA Journal 2014;12(10):3850 [27 pp.]. doi:10.2903/j.efsa.2014.3850 EFSA Panel on Plant Health (PLH)Panel Members Richard Baker, Claude Bragard, Thierry Candresse, Gianni Gilioli, Jean-Claude Grégoire, Imre Holb, Michael John Jeger, Olia Evtimova Karadjova, Christer Magnusson, David Makowski, Charles Manceau, Maria Navajas, Trond Rafoss, Vittorio Rossi, Jan Schans, Gritta Schrader, Gregor Urek, Irene Vloutoglou, Stephan Winter and Wopke van der WerfAcknowledgment The Panel wishes to thank the members of the Working Group on Dir 2000/29 Viruses, Thierry Candresse and Stephan Winter, for the preparatory work on this scientific opinion, and EFSA staff, Virág Kertész, for the support provided to this scientific opinion.Contact alpha@efsa.europa.eu.