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Late blight (Phytophthora infestans) on tomato leaf. Photo: NC Cooperative Extension

Late blight found in North Carolina’s Buncombe County

Tomato late blight, caused by the oomycete Phytophthora infestans, was reported to NCSU Extension Agent on Aug. 25, from a conventional tomato field in Buncombe County, North Carolina. Symptoms were first observed on the previous day. Samples are bei... more


Monte Package receives Primus certification

Monte Package Company now has its nationwide distribution network 100 percent Primus certified for packaging and supply storage and distribution. The company had each of its three facilities, located in Michigan and Florida, certified through Pri... more


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California legislature approves farmworker overtime bill

The California legislature has approved a bill that would expand overtime rules for farmworkers. Assembly Bill 1066, passed on a 44-32 vote, now heads to Governor Jerry Brown's desk. The bill would offer farmworkers time-and-a-half pay for worki... more


Ohio State launches new greenhouse program

The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute (Ohio State ATI) recently approved a new greenhouse engineering technology specialization in their greenhouse and nursery management major. This program is unique in its engineering approach ... more


Johnny’s breeder wins AAS Breeder’s Cup

Johnny's Selected Seeds plant breeder Janika Eckert was awarded the All-America Selections (AAS) Breeder's Cup at the annual summit held in Madison. Eckert has produced four AAS-winning varieties: 'Diva' spineless sweet cucumber, in 2002; 'Carmen,' a... more


Dewulf building new logistics center

Dewulf, developer of harvesting technology for potatoes and carrots, is expanding its Roeselare site with a new Smart Logistics Center. The new facility is being built across from the existing buildings on Moorseelsesteenweg. The center will be ope... more


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UNH farm to host Harvest Day

The UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture will host a Harvest Day Saturday, Sept. 24. The event, which is part of the university’s sesquicentennial celebration, is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the students enrolled in the Foo... more


Vestaron, Capua Bioservices create manufacturing partnership

Vestaron Corporation, a developer of novel, naturally occurring peptides with anti-insect properties, has signed a multi-year manufacturing agreement with Capua Bioservices for production of its Spear family of products. Spear products are develop... more


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Extension collaboration yields success for Kansas tomato grower

There is an old adage that things tend to skip generations. That is the case for Todd Griggs, who is now growing tomatoes and other vegetables on the land where his grandparents once had a large truck garden and farm stand near Augusta, Kansas, which... more


Ontario berry grower groups consider merger

Ontario’s two berry grower organizations are proposing a merger to create one new organization. Ontario Berry Growers’ Association (OBGA) and the Ontario Highbush Blueberry Growers’ Association have received agreement from the Ontario Farm Prod... more



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