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 »

Green practices can negate climate emissions on New York farms

New York agriculture has the capacity to mitigate its own greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, two Cornell researchers say in a state-funded report commissioned by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. The 65-page... more »

REDpulse Pneumatic Defoliator free demonstration set for Aug. 19

The REDpulse Pneumatic Defoliator uses jets of air currents to physically remove leaves from apple trees, thereby increasing sunlight penetration and significantly improving red color distribution on the fruit. According to a news release, Jim... more »

NY Farm Bureau: Protections can safeguard employees and fall harvest

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Aug. 14 a series of new initiatives related to COVID-19 testing that will improve New York State's ability to detect and control the virus in communities across the... more »

LEAD New York to pause due to COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, LEAD New York has decided to pause the start of seminars for the 2020–2021 year. Executive director Larry Van De Valk and the advisory board made the decision... more »

Leach named spotted lanternfly Extension associate at Penn State

Heather Leach has joined Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences as a spotted lanternfly Extension associate. According to a news release, in this newly created position, Leach is responsible for coordinating... more »

Virginia Extension helps get food from the field to the table during COVID-19

Virginia Cooperative Extension agents have long supported the agriculture community by helping producers address whatever issues arise. Now, Extension is continuing that history of helping by creating innovative solutions and digital tools designed to help farmers... more »

Virginia Extension helps farmers by providing mental health resources

Jeremy Daubert, Virginia Cooperative Extension agent in Rockingham County, was giving a workshop to producers on how to deal with the stressors of farm life. The challenges were many – from dropping prices and decreased... more »

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