Northeast

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 »

Del./Md./Va. researchers increase farmers’ market capacity and safety

Ensuring produce sold at Delmarva farmers' markets is safe and preparing local farmers to comply with a federal Food Safety Modernization Act in 2021 are twin objectives of a nearly half-million dollar U.S. Department of... more »

Newly discovered pathogen in NY apples causes bitter rot disease

In a study of New York state apple orchards, Cornell University plant pathologists have identified a new fungal pathogen that causes bitter rot disease in apples. In addition, a second related fungus known to cause... more »

George Hamilton gets National Association of County Ag Agents Hall of Fame award

George Hamilton is more used to dealing with outbreaks of insects and crop disease than with an outbreak of a pandemic. Hamilton, a field specialist at the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, works to develop and... more »

Employer compliance with COVID-19 legal requirements forum topic

The third 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 9, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Brook Duer,... more »


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