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New York state announces Pollinator Protection Plan Update

The New York State Departments of Agriculture and Markets, Environmental Conservation (DEC), and New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) announced Feb. 1 the 2020 Pollinator Protection Plan Update.. The 2020... more »

Cornell Cooperative Extension 2021 NYS Tree Fruit Conference Feb. 2-4

The Cornell Cooperative Extension Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program and the Lake Ontario Fruit Program will be cooperatively hosting the 2021 Cornell NYS Tree Fruit Conference online from Feb 2-4. Due to COVID-19 limitations... more »

Harvest New England plans New England Farmers’ Market Managers Seminar

Harvest New England Association announced plans for the New England Farmers’ Market Mangers Seminar. Five workshops, focused on issues related to managing farmers’ markets, will be held over two days on Feb.. 22-23. The seminar... more »

Winter Commercial Tree Fruit School webinars offered by Penn State

The Penn State Extension Winter Commercial Tree Fruit School webinars provide an opportunity for growers to learn about the latest innovations, techniques and concerns for managing orchards in Pennsylvania. Sessions will review topics including invasive... more »

Penn State’s Grozinger awarded 2021 NAS Prize in Food & Agriculture Sciences

Pollinators, such as honeybees, sustain ecosystems by transferring pollen to flowers, which supports seed, fruit and vegetable production. Pollinator populations are declining across the globe due to multiple interacting factors, including land use and climate... more »

Maryland sets Advanced Good Agricultural Practices webinar series

The Maryland Food Safety Network, comprised of the University of Maryland, The Maryland Department of Agriculture and the Agricultural Law Education Initiative will be hosting a series of Advanced Good Agricultural Practices virtual webinars geared... more »

NYS growers to gain Cornell expertise at Virtual Empire State Producers Expo

Despite the pandemic, New York state fruit and vegetable growers will have access to expert educational resources spanning many different agricultural topics at the upcoming Empire State Producers Expo from Jan. 12-15. All sessions will... more »

Cornell startup awarded $600K to improve food safety

Halomine, a Cornell-based startup developing cutting-edge technologies for the sanitation of food processing equipment, has been awarded $600,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA), under Phase II of... more »

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Kansas peach grower puts focus on high-density output

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Pear rootstocks for replant in presence of armillaria

Cover crops show effects on iron deficiency in pear

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Technology highlights at IFTA show commercial potential

Autonomous sprayer available for orchards

Hybrid use puts Regev in ‘game-changer’ mode

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National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Through good times and bad, neighbors help each other

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