Northeast

Summer Swell tomato developed through ‘On-Demand Breeding’

Sound Agriculture has launched the Summer Swell tomato, a new slicing tomato variety developed through a unique breeding process. The Summer Swell is the first food to be grown using what Sound Agriculture calls On-Demand... more »

New indoor strawberry launched by vertical farming operator Oishii

Vertical farming operator Oishii has introduced its newest strawberry varietal. The Koyo berry is touted as “bursting with sweetness” and an... more »

Michael Brooks named N.J. 2023 Outstanding Young Farmer

Michael Brooks, a Salem County vegetable and grain grower, has been chosen as New Jersey’s 2023 Outstanding Young Farmer by the New Jersey State Board of Agriculture. Brooks and his wife, Emily, are also one... more »

Mid-Atlantic convention gains attendance

Attendance at the 2023 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention exceeded the attendance at the 2022 convention, according to preliminary counts from a news release from show co-sponsor Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association (PVGA). Total attendance is... more »

Bonds recognized as Pennsylvania Young Growers

The Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association (PVGA) has named Kevin and Morgan Bond as recipients of the 2023 Young Grower Award. The Bonds help operate and manage B&R Farms in Ringtown, Pennsylvania, which is owned and... more »

Penn State Extension offers pesticide recertification options

Pennsylvania certified pesticide applicators looking for ways to earn recertification credits may want to consider the wide variety of options provided by Penn State Extension, which is offering a 25% discount on all pesticide recertification... more »

Cover crops help Pennsylvania’s Anchor Farms

Cover crops and rotation are important parts of the formula for success for Anchor Farms, which grows vegetables along the banks of the Susquehanna River in north central Pennsylvania. Joe and... more »

N.J. celebrates school produce snack program

New Jersey Department of Agriculture (NJDA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture representatives presented Nicholas LaCorte-Peterstown School No. 3 in Elizabeth with the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program VIP Award recently. The award program highlights schools... more »

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Onion thrips management with plastic mulches

Prepare for inevitable H-2A audit

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