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Controlling tomato brown rugose fruit virus

Tomato brown rugose fruit virus is an emerging virus in greenhouse tomato production worldwide. The virus was first identified in Israel a few years ago and has since been found in Europe, Asia, Mexico and... more »

‘Locally grown’ broccoli looks, tastes better to consumers

In blind tests conducted by Cornell researchers, consumers rated a California broccoli tastier and better-looking than a pair of varieties grown in New York. But the New York broccoli fared much better in a subsequent... more »

Strawberry substrate workshop set by NYS Berry Growers, Cornell

Growing strawberries in substrate (soil-less media) can help prevent soil-borne diseases, increase yields, improve quality, and reduce the costs associated with pesticides, fertilizer, and water. To aid professional berry growers in learning about this valuable subject, the... more »

Stokes Seeds acquires Siegers Seed

Stokes Seeds acquired Holland, Michigan’s Siegers Seed Co. effective shortly before the holidays, according to a recent press release from Stokes. Stokes said the 2019-2020 sales season is a transition year with a primary focus... more »

Judge’s ruling delays New York farm labor law enactment

A federal judge has temporarily blocked New York state from enforcing parts of a landmark farm labor law that was due to go into effect Jan. 1. According to a Jan. 2 report by Syracuse.com,... more »

Survey shows 2018 berry prices in New York state

In 2019, Cornell Food Industry Management Program in conjunction with the NYS Berry Growers Association distributed a berry pricing survey to commercial berry growers across New York state. The survey collected 2018 price information so... more »

New topics planned for Empire State Producers Expo

New York state fruit and vegetable growers will have access to expert educational resources spanning many different agricultural topics at the upcoming Empire State Producers Expo from Jan. 14-16. The event will feature educational sessions... more »

Crop health artificial intelligence project funded

A research team developing artificial-intelligence-based solutions for diagnosing and managing threats to crop health has received a grant to expand the technology to assist more smallholder farmers around the world. CGIAR, an international agricultural research... more »

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