Northeast

High tunnel specialty crop growing offers benefits

High tunnels, sometimes called hoop houses, offer northern New York market growers an easy way to extend our limited growing season by two or three months. Sometimes more. Farmers can grow early and/or late crops... more »

Scientists take step to improve crops’ photosynthesis, yields

In order to feed a projected 9 billion people by 2050, farmers need to grow 50% more food on a limited amount of arable land. As a result, plant scientists are in a race against... more »

Cover crops provide important services for vegetable growers

Vegetable growers should take time to revisit their rotations and plans for the next growing season. Decisions on fall rotational crops or cover crops will need to be made soon. The following is a reprint... more »

Quality problems in fruiting vegetables reported in Delaware

We are seeing quality problems in many fruiting vegetables in the Delaware region.  Often this is due to poor pollination. Signs of incomplete pollination in cucurbits include bottlenecked fruit or fruit with a pinched end,... more »

Preparing the next generation of beginning and aspiring farmers

Rich Woodbridge is the agriculture business management educator at Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Niagara County. He developed and runs the Beginning Farmer Training Program, now entering its third year. What kind of education or experience... more »

New actions to protect pollinators announced by New York state

The New York State Departments of Agriculture and Markets and Environmental Conservation announced July 26 new actions to better protect pollinators and support the health of honeybees across New York state. Signed by Gov. Andrew... more »

Vermont’s marketing campaign marks farms’ focus on food safety

This summer, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets’ Produce Program partnered with growers to celebrate the steps they take to bring food from the field to customers. The campaign features Vermont farmers telling their stories, a message that puts a face with... more »

Black dot root rot found in high tunnel tomatoes

A root disease that is most commonly associated with potato has turned up on tomato in a high tunnel. This disease goes by the delightful name of black dot root rot. The causal agent is Colletotrichum... more »

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