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Wet, humid weather challenges vegetable disease management

Moisture drives diseases more than temperature, especially this time of the growing season. The frequent rains and days with high humidity keep leaves wet for an extended period of time. The longer leaves are wet... more »

Organic Produce Summit sets educational sessions on sales, production

The second of two educational sessions related to the growth of organic production and retail sales from an international perspective has been announced for the upcoming Organic Produce Summit, this July in Monterey, California. The... more »

Two-spotted spider mites hit high tunnel vegetables

In mid-June I saw several high tunnel tomatoes and cucumbers with moderate to severe two-spotted spider mite (TSSM) Tetranychus urticae infestations (Fig. 1 at top). These pests vary in color from white to yellow to red. Mites... more »

Jerry Stoller, founder of Stoller Enterprises, dies at age 84

Stoller Enterprises founder Jerry H. Stoller died on June 19, 2019. He was 84. “All of us are mourning the passing of our company’s founder, Jerry Stoller. Jerry will be remembered as an entrepreneur and... more »

Consequences of a cool, wet season for vegetables

The consequences of a cool, wet start to the growing season go beyond the obvious of later planting and slow growth. This is the most difficult season in recent memory. Temperatures and sunlight have been... more »

Child agricultural injury protection workshop topic in Southeast

An interactive workshop focusing on child agricultural injury prevention in the Southeastern United States is scheduled for Aug. 6-7 in Lexington, Kentucky. “We’ll coach participants on how to work with farmers and farm supervisors to... more »

Digital agriculture projects benefit from Cornell fund awards

Projects ranging from a soil-swimming robot that can sense conditions in the root zone in real time to computational models that can predict produce spoilage received seed funds from the Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture’s new... more »

Wish Farms promotion puts growers in superhero poses

Growers are posing as superheroes in a social media promotion Wish Farms is running this summer. Dubbed “Superhero Summer,” the promotion will feature images of Wish Farms’ growers in various comedic superhero poses on the... more »


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