Northeast

BrightFarms opens largest-yet greenhouse

Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania-based BrightFarms, a supplier of locally grown salads for supermarkets, opened its largest greenhouse on Jan. 28. The new 280,000-square-foot farm in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, will deliver over 2 million pounds of fresh, local produce... more »

Genetically engineered moth could protect crops

A new study reports a successful, first-ever open-field release of a self-limiting, genetically engineered diamondback moth, stating that it paves the way for an effective and sustainable approach to pest control. The diamondback moth, also... more »

Study examines root rot in hydroponic leafy greens

The University of Connecticut Greenhouse Research & Extension team is conducting a study in root rot of hydroponically-grown leafy greens. They would like to collect plant samples with root rot from commercial operations in the... more »

Controlled Environment Agriculture Innovation Center opens Danville, Virginia

The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) is partnering with the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences and the Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences... more »

Seedway redesigns, relaunches vegetable seed website

Hall, New York-based Seedway LLC, a subsidiary of Growmark Inc., is inviting customers to explore its new vegetable seed website. Seedway announced the relaunch of its new vegetable seed website Jan. 23. According to a... more »

NASGA’s ‘Service with Impact Award’ presented to Tim Nourse

At the annual North American Strawberry Growers Association Annual meeting and Conference this week in San Antonio, Texas, Tim Nourse was presented the 2020 Annual “Service with Impact Award” by board member Kevin Edberg. The... more »

New Jersey ag division names Atchison to lead marketing, development efforts

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher on Jan. 22 announced the appointment of Joe Atchison III, of Cherry Hill, as director of the New Jersey Department of Agriculture’s Division of Marketing and Development.... more »

Programs to assist New York farmers to increase environmental protections

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets announced Jan. 21 the availability of $1.3 million for two programs to assist New York farmers to increase environmental protections on farms across the state. Funds... more »

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