Mid-Atlantic

Pennsylvania group highlights asparagus variety

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's (PHS) 2024 Gold Medal Plant winners, includes a high-yielding asparagus variety. Asparagus officinalis ‘Millennium’ is a stem vegetable that produces uniform, tight tipped, tender spears with excellent flavor. It is hardy... more »

Ed Wengryn appointed NJ ag secretary

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has appointed Edward D. Wengryn as New Jersey secretary of agriculture. Wengryn, who started in the role on March 25, succeeds Douglas Fisher, who retired. Joe Atchison III, the assistant... more »

Pennsylvania grower group says ‘farewell’ to leader

The Mid-Atlantic Fruit & Vegetable Convention and the Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association (PVGA) recognized industry leaders, including recently retired executive director Bill Troxell, at its Jan. 30 annual awards banquet. Life Membership Awards Troxell began... more »

Sales, sustainability roles named at Vive Crop Protection

Vive Crop Protection has named a new Eastern U.S. sales manager, director of sustainability and stakeholder relations, and vice president of finance. With more than 25 years of experience in agriculture, Greg Esco brings a... more »

Maryland breeding program releases Lumina, a new strawberry cultivar

The USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) strawberry breeding program in Beltsville, Maryland, is releasing a new cultivar, Lumina, which produces lustrous bright red strawberries that are large and sweet. Early research results quickly showed that... more »

Pennsylvania recognizes specialty crop growers

Pennsylvania fruit and vegetable groups honored notable leaders in their industries at the Annual Fruit & Vegetable Growers Banquet. The event was on the first day of the Mid-Atlantic Fruit & Vegetable Convention, Jan. 30-Feb.... more »

Strawberry growers group to join 2024 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention

Multiple concurrent educational sessions and a large industry trade show will be featured during the three days of the 2024 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention. In its 47th year, this coming year’s event is scheduled... more »

Northeast SARE grants focus on sustainability

Proposals for Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) farmer grants are due Nov. 14 for the Northeast region. Northeast SARE covers Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island,... more »

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