Northeast

University of Maine unit dedicates newly completed Zillman Family Greenhouse

As part of its Homecoming celebrations, the University of Maine at Presque Isle marked the completion of its state-of-the-art, four-season Zillman Family Greenhouse with an official opening and dedication ceremony on Friday, Sept. 27. Work... more »

Container-grown greens go commercial

Container-farmed greens took one small step closer to humankind on Monday, Sept. 30, as a large west Michigan foodservice distributor and a Brooklyn, New York-based urban ag startup announced a partnership.  Square Roots showed off... more »

USDA asked to check prices received by farmers

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, called Sept. 24 on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to investigate if fruit and vegetable farmers in New York and across the... more »

UMass Extension Agriculture Program to be led by Clem Clay

The University of Massachusetts Amherst has named Clem Clay as director of the UMass Extension Agriculture Program, a 110-year old educational outreach program that serves farmers, landscape and turf professionals, fruit growers, arborists, nursery owners,... more »

Global food and ag business finalists set for Grow-NY $3M competition

Empire State Development and Cornell University's Center for Regional Economic Advancement have announced the inaugural 18 finalists for Grow-NY, a food innovation and agriculture technology business challenge focused on enhancing the emerging food, beverage and... more »

Corn plant with 29 ears in South Jersey verified by Rutgers

You never know what might “pop up” in your yard. This was the case for Matthew Jacovelli and his family in Deptford, New Jersey. Each year the Jacovelli’s feed the wildlife in their yard with... more »

New Jersey ag secretary highlights Jersey Fresh eggplant

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher along with state, county and local officials visited Flaim Farms in Vineland on Sept. 4 to highlight Jersey Fresh eggplant. New Jersey is No. 1 in the... more »

Smartphone test detects late blight

New technology developed by North Carolina State University researchers could allow farmers to cost-effectively test for plant diseases — such as late blight — right in the field using only a smartphone and a small... more »


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