Crop Protection

New Jersey Undertakes Farmland Preservation

This article is the first in a series looking at farmland preservation efforts in a number of states. When modern transportation made it possible for the West Coast to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to... more »

Pennsylvania Leads Nation in Rescuing Farmland

It wasn't Jane Gordon Fletcher's fault she got rich. Over the years since her birth in 1901, the value of the family farm near Malvern, Penn., just kept rising as people pressure from Philadelphia, 24... more »

Extension Seeks to Offset Shrinking Federal Funding

This is the second story in a series about the future of Extension. Since its creation nearly a century ago, the Cooperative Extension Service (CES) has held the same guiding principle: a commitment to quality... more »

Funding Cutbacks Force North Carolina Extension To Be Creative

This is the third story in a series about the future of Extension. Mary Helen Ferguson just got a job as a county agent with North Carolina Cooperative Extension. It's the first step in her... more »

Cloned Food Products? We Just Call Them Potatoes

As the new year began, FDA proclaimed that products such as meat and milk from cloned animals are safe for human consumption. A person with a science-based education might wonder why anyone would think such... more »

Hydroponic lettuce wins customers’ hearts

People's desire for tender, baby lettuce shows up in the price tag. A small head of Boston butter or Bibb commands $3 or so while bigger heads of iceberg are selling for $1 in the... more »

Strawberry Growers Gather at Food Safety Summit in Monterey

At a time when E. coli contamination is a concern for just about everyone, suggestions were flying at the Food Safety Summit for strawberry growers on Tuesday. Santa Cruz Sentinel more »

SCALA Fungicide Gains EPA Registration

SCALA fungicide has been registered by the EPA. With this registration, fruit, nut, vegetable and grape growers throughout the United States have a new fungicide that provides a high level of preventative control against a... more »

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Getting started with greenhouse tomatoes is EXPO topic

Meet the Fruit & Vegetable 40 Under Forty Class of 2021

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National Council of Agricultural Employers column: A show of hands outlines US farm labor trends

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