Growing Magazine - November, 2013
Look What's Growing!
Rimol Donates High Tunnel to Soup Kitchen
New Horizons for New Hampshire, the state's largest soup kitchen and food pantry, is reaping the benefits from the latest greenhouse donation by Rimol Greenhouse Systems. The high tunnel's completion in early September makes Manchester the only urban city in New Hampshire with a community greenhouse.
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SWD and Aronia: Conflicting Information
A small-scale trial that investigated the potential for spotted wing drosophila to infest aronia berries and blueberries was conducted by Rufus Isaacs at Michigan State University's Berry Crops Entomology Lab in East Lansing. Isaacs used 10 containers, five each of ripe aronia and ripe blueberries, and added five male and five female SWD to each container.
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Grants Support Partnership for Robotics Research
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced $4.5 million in grants to spur the development and use of robots in American agriculture. The five grants are part of the National Robotics Initiative, a federal research partnership that includes NIFA, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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Miller Nurseries Joining Stark Bro's
After 75 years in business, Miller Nurseries will become part of Stark Bro's, a highly respected nursery company that's been "growing" its famous legacy since 1816. For nearly 200 years, Stark Bro's has been producing high-quality fruit trees, berries and garden plants.
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