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PVGA Board Meets, Approves $16,000 for Research High Tunnel

The PVGA Board of Directors held their summer meeting virtually on July 20th and approved a special grant for $16,000 for a second moveable research high tunnel at Penn State.  The summer meeting has been held by telephone conference call or more recently by Zoom for many years simply because the directors are not able [...][...]

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PVGA Update March 13, 2021

See this week’s PVGA Update here.[...]

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2021 PVGA Annual Meeting is Set February 17 at 1:00 p.m.

The Annual Meeting of the General Membership of the Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association will be held virtually on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at 1:00 p.m.  All members are invited and encouraged to participate in the meeting.  While the Annual Meeting is usually held during the Mid-Atlantic Convention, due to the virtual nature of the Convention [...][...]

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Campbell Elected New PVGA President

Brian Campbell (left) incoming PVGA President, presents outgoing President Jonathan Strite with a plaque of appreciation. Brian Campbell was elected as the new President of the Association after the Association’s Annual Meeting at the 2020 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention on January 29 at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey. He succeeds Jonathan Strite who will [...][...]

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We Need Your Help at the 2017 Farm Show!!!

If you have not volunteered to help at the Association’s food booth at the Farm Show, call PVGA today at 717-694-3596.  We need at least 25 volunteers in the booth at all the times.  Since the Farm Show runs from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., we need two shifts to completely cover each day from [...][...]

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Supercharged Plants Aim to Boost Food Production

Scientists have supercharged plant growth by making them more responsive to changes in light and shade. The researchers hope what they have learned by souping up experimental plants will someday help feed a hungry world.  Plants turn sunlight, carbon dioxide and water into food through a process called photosynthesis.  To read more, click here.  [...]

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Vegetable Chemical Use Survey Underway

USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) is researching how the produce industry will fare economically under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), and grower participation in the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) 2016 Vegetable Chemical Use Survey is vital to the success of the study.  If asked to participate in this survey, growers are asked to [...][...]

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Seedless Fruits an Underestimated tool

Production of seedless fruits an under-estimated tool for improving food security, research shows. The opportunity to produce bountiful levels of vital food crops such as apples, tomatoes and watermelons could be boosted by reducing a crop’s demand for pollinators, new research has shown.  A team of researchers from the University of Exeter have conducted new [...][...]

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Convention Program and Registration Online

The educational program for the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention is now available online along with information on the six PVGA sponsored workshops.  While this information will soon be available on the  Convention website, it is available now on the PVGA website here.  If you want to register early, you can do so by [...][...]

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Check Out Your Latest American Vegetable Grower!

Be sure to check out the May issue of the American Vegetable Grower magazine that features PVGA President Dave Miller on the front cover.  If you’ve misplaced your print copy, you can read the story “Small Producers Talk Profits” here.    [...]

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