Northeast

Fall emergence of allium leafminer on schedule

The fall emergence of allium leafminer adults seems to be right on time in Lancaster County – the last week of September. This makes two years in a row   that the fall allium leafminer (ALM) emergence... more »

Complete transition by early October set for NEWA 3.0

After four years of intensive planning and development, the New York State IPM Program announced that NEWA 3.0 will make its final transition on or around Oct. 1. The final steps have involved many months... more »

Good time to check for root knot nematodes in vegetables

Each year I put this information out near the end of a growing season in the hopes that growers will take a look in their fields for root knot nematode problems as we are seeing... more »

Fresh fruit and vegetable program offered in 202 New Jersey schools

In celebration of New Jersey Farm to School Week, Sept. 20-24, New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher on Sept. 23 announced 202 New Jersey schools are participating in the 2021-2022 school year’s Fresh... more »

Grow-NY $3M business competition announces finalists

Empire State Development and Cornell University's Center for Regional Economic Advancement announced Sept. 15 the 20 finalists for year three of Grow-NY, a food innovation and agriculture technology business challenge focused on enhancing the emerging... more »

Remnants of Hurricane Ida wreak havoc on Pennsylvania vegetables

Parts of the state experienced significant rainfall as a result of the remnants of Hurricane Ida passing over the region, with rainfall totals over seven inches in locations in eastern Pennsylvania. Some growers lost fields... more »

Respected Vermont organic vegetable grower dies

Jonathan “Jon” E. Satz died suddenly on Aug. 25, 2021, following a long illness. He was the owner of Wood’s Market Garden in Brandon, Vermont, for the past 22 years, where he lived and farmed... more »

‘Paperwork mistake’ leads to New Jersey farm suing labor department

A new lawsuit launched by a fourth-generation family farm asks whether a single government agency can act as prosecutor, judge and jury when handing out potentially ruinous fines, a news release representing the farm indicated.... more »

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