Northeast

Rutgers research reveals information gaps on LED lighting for indoor crops

While LED lighting can enhance plant growth in greenhouses, standards are needed to determine the optimal intensity and colors of light, according to Rutgers research that could help improve the energy efficiency of horticultural lighting... more »

Penn State Extension offers cucurbit production program for growers

Produce growers and agriculture entrepreneurs will get a comprehensive look at cucurbit production and culture in the Mid-Atlantic region in a day-long “Cucurbit Production School” offered by Penn State Extension on Feb. 28 at the... more »

2020 New Hampshire Farm, Forest and Garden Expo planned

Are rivers the livers of watersheds? Should farmers plant cider apples to thwart pests in orchards? Come find out from scientists with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire, who will present their... more »

2020 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention Jan. 28-30

About 2,200 fruit and vegetable growers and other industry persons from throughout the mid-Atlantic region and beyond will be gathering at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pennsylvania, for the Convention which will run from Jan,... more »

Controlling tomato brown rugose fruit virus

Tomato brown rugose fruit virus is an emerging virus in greenhouse tomato production worldwide. The virus was first identified in Israel a few years ago and has since been found in Europe, Asia, Mexico and... more »

‘Locally grown’ broccoli looks, tastes better to consumers

In blind tests conducted by Cornell researchers, consumers rated a California broccoli tastier and better-looking than a pair of varieties grown in New York. But the New York broccoli fared much better in a subsequent... more »

Strawberry substrate workshop set by NYS Berry Growers, Cornell

Growing strawberries in substrate (soil-less media) can help prevent soil-borne diseases, increase yields, improve quality, and reduce the costs associated with pesticides, fertilizer, and water. To aid professional berry growers in learning about this valuable subject, the... more »

Stokes Seeds acquires Siegers Seed

Stokes Seeds acquired Holland, Michigan’s Siegers Seed Co. effective shortly before the holidays, according to a recent press release from Stokes. Stokes said the 2019-2020 sales season is a transition year with a primary focus... more »

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