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 »

Active frost protection methods for orchards pegged in Extension bulletin

While summer temperatures are still in the 80s and even 90s, it has only been a little over four months since an April freeze event caused havoc in Pennsylvania orchards . This event proved it is never... more »

NNYADP ground cherry, goldenberry research: Mixed results

Northern New York Agricultural Development Program (NNYADP)-funded research evaluating harvesting and production respectively of ground cherries and goldenberries produced mixed results. The good news: a harvesting frame built to efficiently collect ground cherries worked well. The unwelcome... more »

Penn State Emeritus Professor Ernest L. Bergman dies at 98

Ernest L. Bergman of State College, Pennsylvania, Penn State University Professor Emeritus of Plant Nutrition, died Aug. 15. Mr. Bergman left the following typewritten text for his obituary. ... more »

Pennsylvania Farm Show to be virtual; Mid-Atlantic Convention status eyed

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced Aug. 19 that Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry will be celebrated virtually for the 2021 PA Farm Show, with no in-person events or competitions, to mitigate against COVID-19. ... more »

New York state agencies urge public to report findings of spotted lanternfly

The New York State Departments of Agriculture and Markets, Environmental Conservation, and Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation confirmed Aug. 17 that spotted lanternfly, an invasive pest from Asia, has been found on Staten... more »

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