Northeast

Bacterial leaf spot, copper resistance found in New Jersey tomato, pepper

Copper resistance in bacterial leaf spot of tomato and pepper crops has been detected and more widespread than expected. While not surprising, copper resistance has been known to develop for decades now; however, this is... more »

New Jersey ag department kicks off Jersey Fresh season

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher and other state and local officials today kicked off the Jersey Fresh season by visiting Walker Brothers Inc., in Salem County, which grows asparagus as well as... more »

New class of food, ag and natural resources leaders named by LeadNY

LeadNY, Cornell’s leadership development academy, has announced its 2022-23 cohort of leaders in the food, agriculture and natural resources sectors of the Northeast. The new cohort is the largest in the 40-year history of the... more »

Reducing tillage on small farms: mulch-based systems

This past year, I attended several talks where small growers were using practices where little, or no tillage was done. This eliminated or reduced the need for power equipment. In these growing systems, permanent growing... more »

Preventing cross contamination: spring chores

Warmer than average March temperatures have started the growing season ahead of “normal.” Springtime brings a seemingly endless series of things to do in the field, plus the picking and packing of early-season high-tunnel crops.... more »

Agronomic practices, sustainability fuel Parker Farms’ 50 years

As it nears its golden anniversary, E.A. Parker & Sons LLC, which does business as Parker Farms, prepares to transition from third-generation family ownership to involvement of the younger generation. Careful crop selection, use of... more »

Pennsylvania invests in pollinator research, specialty crops

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding was joined by Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences Dean Richard Roush to highlight nearly $1 million of Wolf Administration investments strengthening the competitiveness of Pennsylvania specialty crops. There, they joined... more »

New Square Roots partnership enables zero-emissions food delivery

Indoor farming leader Square Roots has partnered with URB-E, a compact container delivery network that's replacing trucks with small electric vehicles, to enable fast, local delivery of its responsibly grown greens. The fleet is utilized... more »

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