Northeast

Good time to check for root knot nematodes in vegetables

Each year I put this information out near the end of a growing season in the hopes that growers will take a look in their fields for root knot nematode problems as we are seeing... more »

Fresh fruit and vegetable program offered in 202 New Jersey schools

In celebration of New Jersey Farm to School Week, Sept. 20-24, New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher on Sept. 23 announced 202 New Jersey schools are participating in the 2021-2022 school year’s Fresh... more »

Grow-NY $3M business competition announces finalists

Empire State Development and Cornell University's Center for Regional Economic Advancement announced Sept. 15 the 20 finalists for year three of Grow-NY, a food innovation and agriculture technology business challenge focused on enhancing the emerging... more »

Remnants of Hurricane Ida wreak havoc on Pennsylvania vegetables

Parts of the state experienced significant rainfall as a result of the remnants of Hurricane Ida passing over the region, with rainfall totals over seven inches in locations in eastern Pennsylvania. Some growers lost fields... more »

Respected Vermont organic vegetable grower dies

Jonathan “Jon” E. Satz died suddenly on Aug. 25, 2021, following a long illness. He was the owner of Wood’s Market Garden in Brandon, Vermont, for the past 22 years, where he lived and farmed... more »

‘Paperwork mistake’ leads to New Jersey farm suing labor department

A new lawsuit launched by a fourth-generation family farm asks whether a single government agency can act as prosecutor, judge and jury when handing out potentially ruinous fines, a news release representing the farm indicated.... more »

Plectosporium blight in some pumpkin fields seen again this year

I am seeing some plectosporium blight in a few pumpkin fields this year, not as bad as last year but still there. This disease will probably increase if we continue having frequent rains in some... more »

Extension of strawberry season eyed by Rutgers researchers

The Northeast strawberry season is the epitome of the phrase, “short and sweet.” On average, the average harvest lasts only three to four weeks, but consumer demand is strong (strawberries are the most consumed berry... more »

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