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Seminis Debuts New Disease-Resistant Pepper

Dozens of pepper growers recently gather at the Rutgers Agricultural Research and Extension Center (RAREC) in Bridgeton, New Jersey to learn about the latest seed and fungicide products for controlling Phytophthora blight in peppers. Test plots of the new Seminis bell pepper hybrid Turnpike were among the many pepper varieties being evaluated at the Rutgers’ research farm.
Given evolving disease challenges that area growers have been facing, Seminis bell pepper breeder Bill McCarthy has worked for many years to develop new products with improved disease resistance in addition to the high-quality and yield potential growers have come to expect from Seminis bell peppers.
One of those new bell pepper products is Turnpike. “We were excited to give growers an up-close look at Turnpike,” says McCarthy. “Turnpike is our latest X5R hybrid bell pepper that provides industry-leading quality and yield potential with a strong agronomic package that protects against bacterial leaf spot races 0-5, 7-9 and Phytophthora blight.”
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