By Region

Winter squash for extended sales pursued

Growers with CSAs, sales to schools and institutions, or restaurant customers should consider storing and marketing winter squash. Winter squash include a wide range of types including butternuts and neck pumpkins, acorns, spaghetti squash, buttercup... more »

Small-scale field grown and season extension budgets offered

Enterprise budgets have been made available by Penn State University for several popular vegetable crops grown in the field and in high tunnels. Field-grown Many horticultural crops lend themselves well to small-scale production. These crops... more »

WSU farmer suicide prevention program gets $7 million USDA grant

Farming is a high-stress occupation. Land and equipment are expensive. Work hours are long and physically strenuous. Economic pressure from potential crop problems weigh heavily. Those stresses too often lead to thoughts of suicide for... more »

California settles with pest control company for work performed in seven counties

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation has reached a settlement agreement with Pestmaster Services, Inc., over multiple alleged violations of pesticide laws and regulations, including the failure to obtain proper registrations and failure to submit... more »

Delayed fruit set and pumpkin development seen in 2020

Some pumpkin fields have seen a delay in fruit set due to high temperatures in late June and July in 2020. When set is delayed until August, the question is will the pumpkin develop and... more »

More rural resources to respond to COVID-19 sought by farm groups

A coalition of more than 160 agricultural organizations from across the nation has asked the White House Coronavirus Task Force to take additional measures to promote the health and safety of farm employees and rural... more »

More California counties join Housing for the Harvest program

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announced Sept. 24 that the counties of Kern and Madera will participate in Housing for the Harvest. The program was announced by Gov. Gavin Newsom in July... more »

Late blight seen in Pennsylvania tomatoes; pests still a problem

September in the Northeast region has been dominated by warmer and drier than normal conditions, which has been layered on top of a warmer than average July and August. The hottest summer on record was... more »


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