Modern storage facilities with advanced temperature, humidity and airflow controls have revolutionized the North Carolina sweet potato industry. Photo: Mike Boyette

Storage techniques transform vegetable industry

Cooling has been central to the idea of food preservation almost as long as civilization has been around. Evidence for cooling by evaporation or storing in caves goes back thousands of years. Ice hous... more

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Controlled environments growing in popularity

University of Arizona plant scientist and professor emeritus Merle Jensen labeled controlled environment agriculture the “birth of an agricultural revolution.” A popular response to today’s consumer demand for fresh, healthy, locally grown v... more
The allium leafminer, a pest native to Europe, was found on leeks and onions in Pennsylvania late last year. It’s the first confirmed infestation in the Western Hemisphere.

Pennsylvania ground zero for another invasive pest

Penn State University has confirmed that the allium leafminer (also known as the onion leafminer) was found on infested leeks and onions collected in ... more
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Labor shortages cause crop, sales losses

In recent years, Michigan’s vegetable growers have experienced crop and sales losses as a result o... more
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Report makes the case for increased ag research funding

Report makes the case for increased ag research funding

A collaborative report, "Retaking the Field: The Case for a Surge in Agricu... more

New York Farm Bureau seeks to intervene in labor lawsuit

New York Farm Bureau seeks to intervene in labor lawsuit

New York Farm Bureau (NYFB) is seeking to intervene in a farm labor lawsuit... more

Cornell NYSAES receives new equipment

Cornell NYSAES receives new equipment

Projects from Cornell’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station (N... more

Angular leaf spot causing leaf necrosis in strawberries

Rotational restrictions limit corn and soybean herbicide choices

Whitefly species to cause growers problems, expert says

California delegation visiting climate-smart Israel

Robinson Fresh president to keynote Global Cold Chain Expo

Produce shippers face new transportation rules

Are Wells an Untapped Source of Energy?

VIDEO: Are Wells an Untapped Source of Energy?

Timothy Schultz, president of Terra Caloric, says there are a million wells in Michigan – a vast, untapped resource for geothermal power.

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