Northeast

Update for 2021 New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference

The New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference Planning Committee has made the difficult decision not to hold an in-person New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference in December 2021 as originally planned, due to the ongoing... more »

Serious thrips damage to greenhouse, high tunnel vegetables widespread in Maryland

Over the past few weeks, we have seen several greenhouse (GH) and high tunnel (HT) vegetable (basil and tomato mostly, but also lettuce, pepper and spinach) operations from around Maryland having problems with thrips. [caption... more »

Seedway expands eastern New York and Connecticut sales force

Seedway LLC announced April 5 that Janet Hanehan has accepted the position of Territory Field Manager for the Eastern, New York and Connecticut – North Farm Seed Division. According... more »

Program offers experiential learning on NYS farms

Cornell students will have an opportunity for hands-on learning about ecological approaches to agricultural systems through the new Lund Fellows Program for Regenerative Agriculture in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). Available to undergraduates... more »

Cornell faculty team up for sweet potato improvement

Gaurav Moghe, assistant professor of plant biology, is an expert in plant biochemistry (phytochemistry) – researching the evolution and applications of plant metabolism. Horticulture Professor Steve Reiners is an authority on vegetable production in New York... more »

Smartphones and artificial intelligence to help assess crop roots

A Rochester Institute of Technology faculty member is creating new artificial intelligence systems that could empower agricultural researchers, breeders, nurseries and other users to analyze the roots of their crops with the power of their... more »

Penn State survey focuses on safety and health needs of farmers

Penn State Extension has developed an online survey to gather input from farm owners and workers on their educational needs regarding safety and health on their farms. The survey, which will be online through April 30, asks farm managers, operators, staff and those... more »

Ray Samulis, former Burlington County, New Jersey, agricultural agent remembered

Raymond J. “Ray” Samulis, 69, of Roebling, New Jersey, died Feb. 24. He served as agriculture and natural resource agent for Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Burlington County and retired in late 2017 after 41 years... more »

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