Mark Zettler joins board of directors at Cultiva

Cultiva LLC (, a provider of food-grade biofilms used in agricultural markets, announces the appointment of agri-business start-up leader and consultant, Mark Zettler to the company’s Board of Directors. ... more »

Visits to produce farms highlights height of the season in New Jersey

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher made several stops at farm and distribution operations during the past week to highlight the arrival of Jersey Fresh fruits and vegetables. The Landisville Produce Co-Op, Vineland... more »

Swede midge, a threat to Brassica crops, now in Pennsylvania

Another invasive species, the swede midge, has made its way to Pennsylvania. Swede midge is a tiny, 1/16 inch long fly that can be a serious pest of Brassica crops, also known as cole crops,... more »

Bowery Farming re-does brand, packaging, website

Indoor greens grower Bowery Farming recently rolled out new branding that includes a new logo, website design, and product packaging. Bowery’s new... more »

The importance of leaf cover in fruiting vegetables

July is the month that we see the highest temperatures and often have cloud free, high light intensity days and long day lengths. Under these conditions, good leaf cover is essential for producing high quality... more »

What does it take to establish an East Coast-based broccoli industry?

That’s the million dollar question. Ten million dollars, in fact, has gone toward solving that puzzle, with the USDA-funded Eastern Broccoli Project begun in 2010. This month, we’d like to give our community an inside look... more »

‘Protecting Essential Ag Business Operations, Employee Health’ forum topic

The fourth in a series of Penn State Extension grower forums on “Protecting Essential Agricultural Business Operations and Employee Health during COVID-19” will be held on July 30, 2020, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Secretary... more »

Cornell indoor ag training programs get NIFA funding

Fueled by year-round market demand for local food and by advancements in greenhouse technology, controlled environment agriculture (CEA) is a rapidly growing field. In this intensive form of agriculture, plants are grown in a controlled environment,... more »

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