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Virginia Cooperative Extension’s Ed Jones honored for leadership

In honor of his outstanding guidance, Ed Jones, director of Virginia Cooperative Extension, received the Association of Southern Region Extension Directors award for distinguished leadership. The award, which recognizes those who have served the national... more »

Robotic harvesting, data gathering investigated in chile pepper fields

Increasingly scarce irrigation resources and labor availability are key components impacting the sustainability of the New Mexico chile pepper industry. New Mexico State University’s Center of Excellence in Sustainable Food and Agricultural Systems is providing... more »

WSU food safety outreach led by interim director Girish Ganjyal

As interim director of the School of Food Science, Girish Ganjyal leads Washington State University education, research, and outreach in food safety, dairy science, and healthier, more valuable products. An associate professor and Extension food... more »

Tools for farmers to adapt provided with climate-change research

Farmers are already seeing the effects of warmer winter nights and hotter summer days on their crops. Climate change is gradual, but increasing overall temperatures affect many aspects of farming, including where and how crops... more »

DiMare Fresh OK’d for second round of USDA Farmers to Families program

Dimare Fresh, a value-added produce and floral distribution company, has been approved for a second round of funding by the USDA for the “Farmers to Families Food Box” program. The initial round of Farmers to... more »

Learn about aphid management in vegetable crops

Aphids are one of the most common pests across many crops, therefore its worth learning a bit about them to be able to improve their management. Talking about aphids is especially timely because hot summer... more »

Renovating plasticulture strawberries can boost yields

With strawberry season winding down in annual strawberry production on plastic mulch, many growers may consider carrying the beds over for a second year’s harvest. These are some guidelines for renovation of plasticulture strawberries: 1)... more »

Michigan sees uptick in farm worker coronavirus cases, report says

Coronavirus outbreaks among migrant workers are contributing to an uptick in cases in Michigan, which experts blame on short growing seasons, crowded housing, tenuous income and mistrust of government. According to Bridge Magazine, in the... more »


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