Northeast

Gary Thompson leaves his mark on Penn State’s agricultural research enterprise

Gary Thompson, associate dean for research and graduate education and director of the Pennsylvania Agricultural Experiment Station in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, will step down, effective July 31. He will start Aug. 24 as the executive... more »

Zettler to join Cultiva board of directors

Cultiva LLC (cultiva.com), a provider of food-grade biofilms used in agricultural markets, announces the appointment of agri-business start-up leader and consultant, Mark Zettler to the company’s Board of Directors. ... more »

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture visits produce outlets

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher made several stops at farm and distribution operations recently to highlight the arrival of Jersey Fresh fruits and vegetables. The Landisville Produce Co-Op, Vineland Produce Auction, A.T.... more »

New Jersey peaches ready after good growing season

With ideal growing conditions this year, New Jersey peaches should be at their finest this season. “Come July, you should be seeing our locally grown yellow and white peaches, and nectarines in supermarkets, farmers markets... more »

Rice Fruit Co. kicks off 108th season

Rice Fruit Co., a packer of premium eastern apples in Gardners, Pennsylvania, kicks off its 108th season this... more »

Penn State plans July 30 grower forum featuring Pennsylvania ag secretary

The fourth in a series of Penn State Extension grower forums on “Protecting Essential Agricultural Business Operations and Employee Health during COVID-19” will be held on July 30, 2020, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Secretary... more »

Soil Health Center goes virtual at Empire Farm Days

When this year’s annual Empire Farm Days – the largest outdoor agricultural trade show in the Northeast – was forced online due to COVID-19, organizers of the trade show’s Soil Health Center quickly transformed it... more »

Mid-summer management of insect pests in fruit orchards outlined by PSU

In most Pennsylvania fruit orchards the first-generation activities of codling moth, tufted apple bud moth, or oblique-banded leafroller adult moths are almost over. It will take from two to four weeks before the second generation... more »

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Sustainability takes many forms

Boyer Orchards goes from side business to award winner in three generations

ITC: No harm seen from blueberry imports

Growers quickly see benefits of drip irrigation

Riverdance Farms finds success with farm-visiting crowd

Errotabere Ranches leads on Western challenges

New Minnesota apple triumps over scab disease

Researchers ponder presence of cranberry false blossom

Carbon farming payments possible with soil-building

Create efficiencies for filling online customer orders

Notes from the Farm column: Pipe layers spur ideas for installing irrigation lines

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Wage increases naturally lead to job loss – ag included

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