Northeast

New research may help revive New York’s fall berry industry

The farm is experiencing one of its best seasons to date, thanks to better management of fall infestations of spotted wing drosophila (SWD), part of a research collaboration with Greg Loeb, professor of entomology at Cornell AgriTech,... more »

New Jersey organic outlets may qualify for reimbursement of certification costs

New Jersey organic producers and handlers may be eligible for reimbursement of a portion of their organic certification costs under a federal program. Please note that there have been changes to the Cost Share Reimbursement... more »

ARS scientists seek answers from spotted lanternfly dispersal

The black spots and beautiful colors can be deceiving. At first glance, the spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) is a beautiful insect whose colors mimic the beloved ladybug with its polka-dotted outer wings and red hind... more »

Research seeks better test, water filtration for Cyclospora

Kali Kniel is navigating the relatively uncharted waters of developing a more accurate test for Cyclospora cayetanensis, an emerging pathogenic protozoan parasite possibly found in agricultural water supplies. "Cyclospora is kind of an enigma -... more »

Another challenging pest has made Pennsylvania its home

A few weeks back, you were alerted that the Swede midge was found on a Pennsylvania farm. We now warn you about another invasive pest, jumping worms. Jumping worms (Amynthas spp., also known as Asian... more »

NY Gov. Cuomo announces new state guidance for agritourism businesses

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Sept. 1 new state guidance for agritourism businesses as New York State enters the Fall season. The businesses, which include corn mazes, pick-your-own fruit and vegetable operations, hayrides... more »

Crunchy, complex: Cornell releases three new apples

This fall, apple lovers can look forward to three new varieties from the oldest apple breeding program in the U.S. – located at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, New York, part of the College of Agriculture... more »

AgBiome’s Howler gets California’s state registration

AgBiome’s Howler fungicide was recently approved by the state regulators in California and New York, according to a news release from the company. Howler is listed with the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) as a fungicide.... more »


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