Northeast

It’s time to evaluate the nutritional status of fruit trees

Unlike agronomic or most vegetable crops, orchards are perennials. Therefore, they can potentially take up soil-applied/supplied nutrients at any time of the year if conditions are favorable. Collecting leaf tissue for determining deficient or excessive... more »

Ed Jones, director of Virginia Cooperative Extension, gets leadership award

In honor of his outstanding guidance, Ed Jones, director of Virginia Cooperative Extension, received the Association of Southern Region Extension Directors award for distinguished leadership. The award, which recognizes those who have served the national... more »

Updates on soil moisture-based irrigation for orchards

Now is the time to consider the use of soil moisture sensors in orchards to provide guidance for irrigation scheduling. Installation and monitoring of the data produced are simple procedures and can provide excellent benefits... more »

Yield increase can come with renovation of plasticulture strawberries

With strawberry season winding down in our annual strawberry production on plastic mulch, many growers may consider carrying the beds over for a second year’s harvest. These are some guidelines for renovation of plasticulture strawberries:... more »

NY webinar outlines actions farms should take during COVID-19

As New York "reopens" business during the COVID-19 crisis, business owners are evaluating what actions they need to take to protect themselves, their employees, and their customers, and to help public officials contain the spread... more »

Representatives call for inclusion of apple growers in pandemic relief efforts

House of Representatives' Anthony Brindisi and Elise Stefanik of New York, and Dan Newhouse of Washington led a bipartisan call of 25 members of Congress to demand the United States Department of Agriculture include American... more »

Virginia State agricultural researchers awarded more than $1M in grants

Researchers at Virginia State University’s Agricultural Research Station (VSU-ARS) were recently awarded $1.4 million in capacity building grants (CBG) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Chyer Kim, Food Scientist at VSU-ARS, was awarded $499,644... more »

Margaret Smith, new director and associate dean of Cornell Ag Experiment Station

Margaret Smith has been appointed as associate dean and director of the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station (Cornell AES), effective Aug. 1, 2020. Smith came to Cornell in 1987 as a faculty member in Plant Breeding and Genetics, focusing... more »


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