Northeast

$50M FMC greenhouse investment boosts Delaware agriculture

Ag sciences giant FMC Corporation last month announced a $50 million investment to completely reconfigure a new greenhouse complex and perform other site improvements at its global research and development headquarters in Newark, Del. FMC’s investment over the... more »

High tunnels use grows in Mid-Atlantic region

In 1998, when Mike Orzolek and myself founded the Penn State Center for High Tunnel Research and Education, we were building on the excellent research and Extension work already conducted by Otho Wells, University of... more »

‘Wonder Melon’ name of new organic watermelon beverage

Bayonne, New Jersey food manufacturer Kayco is releasing a... more »

Disorders in summer squash, cucumbers revisited

A number of fruit and fruiting disorders have been observed in summer squash and cucumbers recently including lack of fruit set, bottlenecking, pinched blossom ends, crooks, nubs, hollow centers or cavities, fruit zippering and scarring.... more »

Stinkbug damage found in many Maryland tomato fields

I have seen and have gotten reports of (and some really nice pictures of) stinkbug damage in tomatoes over the past 10 days from all over Maryland including the Eastern Shore. Stinkbug feeding damage is... more »

Vermont research indicates honeybees infect bumblebees through flowers

Many species of wild bumblebees are in decline – and new research shows that diseases spread by domestic honeybees may be a major culprit. Several of the viruses associated with bumblebees’ trouble are moving from... more »

Cornell educates onion growers to fight pests, cut chemical sprays

Until recently, New York onion farmers had just two insecticide options for controlling onion thrips, a pervasive insect pest, and neither was good. One was short-lived, the other was dangerous to work with – and... more »

Cool Planet, Gray Farm Maple to conduct trials on industrial hemp

Denver, Colorado-based Cool Planet, an agricultural technology company focused on soil health solutions, announced June 20 it has partnered with Gray Farm Maple LLC, a progressive farming operation in Denmark, Maine, to conduct trials of... more »


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