Northeast

Pennsylvania agriculture finds another harmful pest in its midst

A few weeks back, you were alerted that the Swede midge was found on a Pennsylvania farm. We now warn you about another invasive pest, jumping worms. Jumping worms (Amynthas spp., also known as Asian... more »

Disease concerns surface in Pennsylvania vegetable crops

Late last week, late blight was confirmed in Chautauqua County, New York, on tomatoes and potatoes. Late blight is characterized by irregularly shaped lesions that are initially water-soaked and pale green before turning gray-brown. Under... more »

Rules for agritourism outlets revised in New York state

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Sept. 1 new state guidance for agritourism businesses as New York State enters the Fall season. The businesses, which include corn mazes, pick-your-own fruit and vegetable operations, hayrides... more »

Howler fungicide now approved in 49 of 50 states

AgBiome’s Howler fungicide was recently approved by the state regulators in California and New York, according to a news release from the company. Howler is listed... more »

AgrAbility Virginia continues serving farmers throughout pandemic

AgrAbility Virginia has been supporting Virginia farmers for 17 years and is announcing its continued services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. One way that AgrAbility Virginia supports farmers is by identifying assistive... more »

Ernest L. Bergman dies in Pennsylvania

Ernest L. Bergman of State College, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association life member and Penn State University Professor Emeritus of Plant Nutrition, died Aug. 15. Mr. Bergman left the following typewritten text for his obituary. [caption... more »

Late blight confirmed in southwestern New York

Late blight was confirmed Aug. 27 on a commercial farm in Chautauqua County, New York, on both tomatoes and potatoes. This is the first confirmed report in the region this year. The next closest reports... more »

Pennsylvania vegetable, berry crops impacted by weather, disease, pests

On Aug. 21, 2020, a drought watch was issued by the Department of Environmental Protection for 16 counties in Pennsylvania. These counties include McKean, Potter, Cameron, Clinton, Clearfield, Center, Butler, Armstrong, Indiana, Cameron, Blair, Huntingdon,... more »


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