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Agritourism helps Ohio farm survive

Road construction is going on right in front of Ramseyer Farms, and will probably still be going on during the busy agritourism season this fall. The thousands of customers who visit will have a harder... more »

Late blight, downy mildew confirmed on East Coast

On Monday, late blight was confirmed in two tomato fields in Morris County in Northern New Jersey. These are the first reports on tomato in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions.Previous reports, the closest of which... more »

Downy mildew on cucumbers detected in key areas of Michigan

It looks as though Michigan is on track for a difficult downy mildew year.This highly destructive and difficult to manage disease has now been documented in three regions of the state including Monroe, Gratiot and... more »

Quick Pass system helps manage lines at Colorado farm market

If it's fall in Erie, Colorado, the place to be is Anderson Farms. The century-old, family run farm is a popular destination with people willing to drive hundreds of miles to visit and take part... more »

2015 Michigan Agritourism directory expanded, offered in full color

The Michigan Agritourism Association released its 2015 directory featuring agritourism destinations across the state. This year's directory is upgraded to full color to showcase the fresh produce and engaging activities offered in every region of... more »

UGA researcher seeking to improve squash crop

A University of Georgia (UGA) vegetable horticulturist is searching for new squash varieties to help Georgia farmers improve the state's $24.7 million squash industry.Yellow squash is predominantly grown in the South, as more national acreage... more »

Conveyor machine keeps harvest labor costs down

When Jim Abma began growing produce on a large scale a few years ago for his family's 85-year-old farm in Wyckoff, New Jersey, he realized he had a problem.Long-time poultry farmers, Abma Farm had been... more »

Maintain quality during postharvest handling

Successful marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables depends on maintaining the quality through harvest and beyond.Marita Cantwell, postharvest specialist at the University of California, Davis, said in a presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Fruit & Vegetable... more »

Nimitz receives Michigan exemption for carrots

Raleigh, North Carolina-based Adama issued a news release April 27 stating the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) has issued a Crisis Exemption under Section 18 of FIFRA for use of Nimitz 480... more »

Squash vine borer moth can be disastrous for small growers

The squash vine borer is a moth belonging to a group called “clearwing” moths. This is because the adult moths have transparent wings that are an adaptation to avoid predation by mimicking the appearance of... more »

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Penn State student farm evolves

Consumers seek information about sustainability

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