Northeast

Jersey Fresh event highlights N.J. strawberry crop

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture visited Bonacorsi’s Family Farm in Frenchtown in Hunterdon County to highlight the Jersey Fresh strawberry picking season. Bonacorsi family members at a Jersey Fresh promotion... more »

Grow-NY now accepting applications through July 1

Empire State Development announced on May 24 that the application window is now open for the 2022 Grow-NY food and agriculture competition. Grow-NY, a unique initiative that connects innovators and investors in the food, beverage... more »

Poor stands, plant vigor reported in sweet corn

Growers are reporting issues with stands and vigor in sweet corn fields in 2022, especially in early planted fields. There can be many causes for stand loss and weak seedlings: surface compaction and crusting, birds,... more »

Bacterial leaf spot, copper resistance found in New Jersey tomato, pepper

Copper resistance in bacterial leaf spot of tomato and pepper crops has been detected and more widespread than expected. While not surprising, copper resistance has been known to develop for decades now; however, this is... more »

New Jersey ag department kicks off Jersey Fresh season

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher and other state and local officials today kicked off the Jersey Fresh season by visiting Walker Brothers Inc., in Salem County, which grows asparagus as well as... more »

New class of food, ag and natural resources leaders named by LeadNY

LeadNY, Cornell’s leadership development academy, has announced its 2022-23 cohort of leaders in the food, agriculture and natural resources sectors of the Northeast. The new cohort is the largest in the 40-year history of the... more »

Reducing tillage on small farms: mulch-based systems

This past year, I attended several talks where small growers were using practices where little, or no tillage was done. This eliminated or reduced the need for power equipment. In these growing systems, permanent growing... more »

Preventing cross contamination: spring chores

Warmer than average March temperatures have started the growing season ahead of “normal.” Springtime brings a seemingly endless series of things to do in the field, plus the picking and packing of early-season high-tunnel crops.... more »

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