Crop Protection

Hurricanes leave growers reeling

Specialty crop growers in Florida, Texas and the Gulf Coast are scrambling in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Irma dissipated Sept. 15 off the coast of New England, but more information is bec... more

Study suggests new approaches to onion disease

Bacterial leaf blight, caused by Pantoea agglomerans, has been a limiting factor for Michigan onion growers in recent years. The bacterium was isolated from oni... more

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Public health concerns spur produce-market growth

Sam Shina's family owns 14 small grocery stores in Detroit. One of them could soon be part of a market incentive experiment designed to improve public... more »

Genome sequencing furthers knowledge of pathogen

The various species of bacteria in the genus enterobacter may be painfully familiar to you. Enterobacter cloacae, the best known of the genus, is a ca... more »

Father, son carry on Massachusetts family heritage

When Mario Marini talks about farming, he talks about his heritage - and about the farm's future."My parents worked hard to give me what I have, and I... more »

Enza’s new bell pepper, Eazyleaf varieties hold promise for farmers

The biggest challenge processors and growers face when it comes to growing bell peppers and other row crops, like lettuce, is producing high-yielding ... more »

Soil … it’s more than dirt

Soil is a living, breathing organism that, when properly managed, is a farm's best defense against an environmental disaster and a farm's best offense... more »

Soil … it’s more than dirt

Soil is a living, breathing organism that, when properly managed, is a farm's best defense against an environmental disaster and a farm's best offense... more »

Listeria hysteria

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 29 reported deaths from last fall's listeria outbreak. As of November, C... more »

Penn State helps build Philadelphia high tunnels

The Department of Horticulture at Penn State University and Philadelphia County Cooperative Extension, through funding supplied by two USDA Specialty ... more »

N.Y. Vegetable Growers Association celebrates a century

In 1911, a small group of vegetable growers from New York state traveled to Ohio to attend a meeting of the Vegetable Growers Association of America. ... more »

Used equipment could be carrying pests, diseases

For many vegetable growers, winter is a time to plan for the coming growing season, which often means contemplating the purchase of additional equipme... more »


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