Northeast

‘Paperwork mistake’ leads to New Jersey farm suing labor department

A new lawsuit launched by a fourth-generation family farm asks whether a single government agency can act as prosecutor, judge and jury when handing out potentially ruinous fines, a news release representing the farm indicated.... more »

Plectosporium blight in some pumpkin fields seen again this year

I am seeing some plectosporium blight in a few pumpkin fields this year, not as bad as last year but still there. This disease will probably increase if we continue having frequent rains in some... more »

Extension of strawberry season eyed by Rutgers researchers

The Northeast strawberry season is the epitome of the phrase, “short and sweet.” On average, the average harvest lasts only three to four weeks, but consumer demand is strong (strawberries are the most consumed berry... more »

High tunnel specialty crop growing offers benefits

High tunnels, sometimes called hoop houses, offer northern New York market growers an easy way to extend our limited growing season by two or three months. Sometimes more. Farmers can grow early and/or late crops... more »

Scientists take step to improve crops’ photosynthesis, yields

In order to feed a projected 9 billion people by 2050, farmers need to grow 50% more food on a limited amount of arable land. As a result, plant scientists are in a race against... more »

Cover crops provide important services for vegetable growers

Vegetable growers should take time to revisit their rotations and plans for the next growing season. Decisions on fall rotational crops or cover crops will need to be made soon. The following is a reprint... more »

Quality problems in fruiting vegetables reported in Delaware

We are seeing quality problems in many fruiting vegetables in the Delaware region.  Often this is due to poor pollination. Signs of incomplete pollination in cucurbits include bottlenecked fruit or fruit with a pinched end,... more »

Preparing the next generation of beginning and aspiring farmers

Rich Woodbridge is the agriculture business management educator at Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Niagara County. He developed and runs the Beginning Farmer Training Program, now entering its third year. What kind of education or experience... more »

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