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High Tunnel Soilless Strawberry Field Night scheduled by Ohio State University

Interested in touring, viewing, and learning more about growing strawberries with soilless substrate? Join the Ohio State University (OSU) South Centers and the OSU Department of Horticulture for an in-person high tunnel strawberry tour. The... more »

New chair: Christopher Gunter to lead University of Florida horticulture programs

Christopher Gunter joins the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences as professor and chair of the horticultural sciences department. His official start date is June 7. As the new chair of the University... more »

Michigan Pomesters plan in-person apple trimming/thinning discussion for April 29

Each spring, Michigan State University Extension has held an in-person trimming and pruning discussion. Unfortunately, this is not possible in 2021 due to university protocols stemming from the pandemic. "The Michigan Pomesters feel that this... 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 »

AI may help UF researchers identify crop-destroying nematodes

Parasitic nematodes cause $125 billion in agricultural damage around the world each year, but  University of Florida scientists hope to alleviate some of that destruction. To do so, UF researchers will use artificial intelligence (AI) to... more »

Fecon restructures dealership program

Lebanon, Ohio-based Fecon has recently restructured its dealership program to better align it with how customers want to purchase their equipment and services through North America. According to a news release, the new multi-tiered structure... more »

Michigan joins USDA campaign to hike awareness of invasive species threat

The USDA declared April 2021 as “Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month,” a campaign aimed at raising public awareness about damaging invasive pests threatening our nation’s crops, forests, and natural resources. According to the... more »

Global Harvest Automation Initiative launched by Western Growers

Western Growers is spearheading a Global Harvest Automation Initiative to accelerate harvest automation across the fresh produce industry, with a goal of automating 50% of harvest within 10 years. “For well over a decade, our... more »

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