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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 »

MDARD announces specialty crop grant opportunity

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) on Jan. 6 announced a request for proposals through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Ag Marketing Services.... 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 »

2020 Acreage Survey shows positive outlook for California strawberries

Using less than 1% of California's farmland, strawberry farms produce the fourth most valuable crop in California. The Acreage Survey is updated twice a year, once during the fall/winter and an update in the summer.... more »

Funky smell traced to rotting radishes, sound farming practice

It wasn’t sewage, gas leaks, rotten eggs or dead bodies that caused a strange odor during much of December around Grand Ledge, Michigan. According to a Jan. 1 story in the Lansing State Journal, there... more »

Judge’s ruling delays New York farm labor law enactment

A federal judge has temporarily blocked New York state from enforcing parts of a landmark farm labor law that was due to go into effect Jan. 1. According to a Jan. 2 report by Syracuse.com,... more »

Watermelon powder found healthy in mice study

Eating watermelon in the form of powdered supplements helped adult obese mice avoid some detrimental health effects of an unhealthy diet, according to a new Oregon State University study. The study is published in the Journal of... more »

Honeybee-eating wasps invade Washington state

In December, WSDA entomologists identified a large hornet found near the Canadian border as an Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia), an invasive species not previously found in Washington State. Although it is not typically aggressive... more »

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