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At-Market Twilight Meeting at Two Gander Farm is July 19

This twilight meeting will be held at the Two Gander Farm at 110 Buck Road in Downingtown from 6:30 to 8:30 in the evening on Wednesday, July 19. Established in 2009, Two Gander Farm is a first-generation vegetable & CSA farm owned by Trey and Deirdre Flemming. Nestled on 10 acres, within 260 acres of [...][...]

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Important Notice to Employers Hiring New Employees

United States Citizenship Immigration Service issued the following notice today, July 17, 2017: USCIS released a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, on July 17. Instructions for how to download Form I-9 are available on the Form I-9 page. Employers can use this revised version or continue using Form I-9 with a revision [...][...]

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Vegetable Field Day at Landisville is July 25

The 2017 Pennsylvania Vegetable Field Day will be held on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at Penn State’s Southeast Research and Extension Center in Manheim (Landisville) from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The field day enables growers to observe firsthand the various vegetable research projects underway at the research farm – much of it sponsored in [...][...]

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Vegetable and Fruit Field Day at Rock Spring is July 12

A Field Day for fruit and vegetable growers will be held on July 12, 2017 at Penn State’s Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs, Pennsylvania. Growers will have the opportunity to see what’s happening with the numerous vegetable and fruit research trials being conducted at the Center. This event is being sponsored [...][...]

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Current Vegetable and Small Fruit Issues – June 13

Penn State Extension Specialists and Educators from across the state discussed the following issues currently being seen on farms in Pennsylvania during their recent bi-weekly conference call: General conditions: Less rain, more heat, crops are finally moving along.  We saw some beautiful product (leafy greens, green onions) coming out of high tunnels this spring. Some [...][...]

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Current Vegetable and Berry Issues

Growers and others should be aware of several important issues that were discussed by the Penn State Extension vegetable, berry and mushroom team during this week’s conference call. Allium leafminer damage to onions and garlic. This was the most common issue by far and is being seen in central and south-central PA in addition to [...][...]

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Allium Leafminer Spring Update: May 30, 2017

The allium leafminer adult spring flight is done for the season!  However, the larva and pupa are the now the main concern.  See more here.[...]

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Researchers Test Self-Destructing Moth Pest

Researchers in a New York cabbage patch are planning the first release on American soil of insects genetically engineered to die before they can reproduce. It’s a pesticide-free attempt to control invasive diamondback moths, a voracious consumer of cabbage, broccoli and other cruciferous crops that’s notorious for its ability to shrug off every new poison [...][...]

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New Technology Helps Control Nematodes

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University are applying drug-delivery technology to agriculture to control parasitic roundworms more effectively and safely. The tiny roundworms, or nematodes, cause $157 billion in crop failures worldwide each year, other researchers estimate, largely because they’re beyond the reach of pesticides. The chemicals disperse poorly into soil, while the parasites feed [...][...]

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Solving the Nitrogen Fixation Mystery

Inspired by a natural process found in certain bacteria, a team of Caltech researchers is inching closer to a new method for producing fertilizer that could some day hold benefits for farmers — particularly in the developing world — while also shedding light on a biological mystery. Fertilizers are chemical sources of nutrients that are [...][...]

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