Northeast

It’s been a long journey for wild tomatoes

One of the best tastes of summer is a fresh, right-off-the-vine juicy tomato. Like a kid before the holidays, we wait with anticipation for that first bite of a “tomato that tastes like a tomato.”... more »

North Carolina State to be new home for IR-4 research program

A national research program that provides safe and effective pest management solutions to specialty crop growers will be moving to North Carolina State University. The federally funded Interregional Research Project No. 4, or IR-4, conducts the... more »

Schumer announces funding for hemp seed bank at Cornell

The 2018 Farm Bill changed federal policy regarding industrial hemp, including the removal of hemp from the Controlled Substances Act and the consideration of hemp as an agricultural product. The change created an agricultural opportunity... more »

Muckland onion growers receive NY state award for pest management

Elba, New York, onion growers Matt Mortellaro, Guy Smith, Chuck Barie, Emmaline Long, and Mark and Max Torrey received an Excellence in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Award from the New York State Integrated Pest Management... more »

Research: Specialty eggplant varieties grow well in high tunnels

Researchers with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire have found that eggplant varieties developed specifically for growing in greenhouses and high tunnels produced a prolific amount of fruit, offering... more »

Award goes to Penn State’s Fetzer for ag safety achievements

Linda Fetzer, Extension associate in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, has been named the 2019 recipient of the International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health's Practitioner Achievement Award. The award recognizes an outreach or education... more »

Onion growers put skin in the game, earn IPM award

Elba, New York onion growers, Matt Mortellaro, Guy Smith, Chuck Barie, Emmaline Long, and Mark and Max Torrey recently received an Excellence in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Award from the New York State Integrated Pest... more »

August meeting planned for USDA’s fruit, vegetable committee

The USDA Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee will discuss agricultural labor, production, food safety, and trade matters in Arlington, Virginia next month. The committee will meet from 8:30... more »


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