Here’s what to monitor in Pennsylvania strawberry fields

The strawberry crop growth stage varies a lot across Pennsylvania right now. Which issues you should watch for may be very different on various farms. However, here are some issues to be aware of, including... more »

Pennsylvania encourages farmers’ markets to get free equipment for SNAP

Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller recently highlighted an opportunity for farmers' markets to address food security in their local communities and expand their consumer base by taking advantage of... more »

Virtual spring orchard meetings scheduled by Penn State Extension

The annual spring orchard meetings sponsored by Penn State Extension will once again be held virtually via Zoom this year due to the continued in-person meeting restrictions set in place by Governor Wolf and Penn... more »

Pennsylvania orchard flower development springing into high gear

There have been reports of green-tip on Gala apples across Pennsylvania, even up in Erie and Lackawanna counties. If you use the Cornell thinning model or plan to, you need to record the green-tip stage of... more »

No in-person New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference in December 2021

The New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference Planning Committee has made the difficult decision not to hold an in-person New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference in December 2021 as originally planned, due to the ongoing... more »

April 21 application deadline set for New York regenerative ag learning program

Cornell students will have an opportunity for hands-on learning about ecological approaches to agricultural systems through the new Lund Fellows Program for Regenerative Agriculture in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). Available to undergraduates... more »

RIT faculty using smartphones, AI to help assess crop roots

A Rochester Institute of Technology faculty member is creating new artificial intelligence systems that could empower agricultural researchers, breeders, nurseries and other users to analyze the roots of their crops with the power of their... more »

Safety and health needs of farmers focus of Penn State survey

Penn State Extension has developed an online survey to gather input from farm owners and workers on their educational needs regarding safety and health on their farms. The survey, which will be online through April 30, asks farm managers, operators, staff and those... more »

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