Northeast

New Jersey vegetable group hosts convention

The Vegetable Growers Association of New Jersey (VGANJ), in cooperation with the New Jersey Department of Agriculture (NJDA) and Rutgers Cooperative Extension, is presenting its the annual New Jersey Agricultural Convention & Trade Show in... more »

New England high tunnel conference deadline approaching

The deadline for registering for a New England high tunnel conference is approaching. The High Tunnel Production Conference: Revitalizing Your Tunnel Vision is scheduled... more »

Organic hybrid Sweet Garleek named a best invention of 2023

A year after organic seed developer Row 7 Seed Company began selling its innovative products through Whole Foods, the company is expanding its presence there, with plans to add more items in 2024. Row 7’s... more »

Northeast SARE grants focus on sustainability

Proposals for Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) farmer grants are due Nov. 14 for the Northeast region. Northeast SARE covers Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island,... more »

Stokes Seeds hires three U.S. territory managers

Stokes Seeds, Holland, Michigan, has added three U.S. territory managers to its staff. Each territory manager is responsible for seed and service to growers in their region, providing commercial vegetable seed recommendations and collaborating with... more »

Biotic vs. abiotic: Diagnosing plant damage

When growers think of plant diseases, they usually consider those that are caused by living organisms like fungi, bacteria, viruses and nematodes. These diseases are termed “biotic” and are infectious, meaning that under the right... more »

Safeguard and treat pumpkin, squash for powdery mildew

Pumpkin and squash are prominent members of the cucurbit family, along with melon, zucchini and cucumber. According to the 2017 Census of Agriculture, nearly 130,000 acres of pumpkin and squash crops were planted nationally, predominantly... more »

Michael Larose of BioSafe Systems dies

Michael Joseph Larose, of BioSafe Systems LLC, has died. Larose, 40, died on Sept. 21. He was the eldest of the third generation of BioSafe’s founding family. Born Sept. 28, 1982, in Hartford, Connecticut, Larose... more »

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