Carrots and Other Veggies—the Real Rock Stars!

If you haven’t picked up on anything from our January issue, we have been trying a few new things. One of them is the rollout of our Crop Focus. Every month, we’ll highlight a fruit or vegetable and provide insight into best practices – from seed to harvest. We’ll also feature some of the producers … Read more

2016 Named International Year of Pulses

The UN declared 2016 as the International Year of Pulses (IYP). Pulses are edible grain legumes – think pinto, kidney, garbanzo, lentils, and peas. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) wants the public to recognize tasty and nutritious pulses “as a primary source of protein, fiber, and other essential nutrients.” The Crop Science Society … Read more

TOP Builds Setup for Simulation Preservation Processes

TOP bv has built a setup for simulating almost all possible pasteurization and sterilization processes under various process conditions. This setup makes it possible to test the impact of the latest preservation methods on packaged food products and compare methods, even when these methods are not yet available in practice. TOP bv is among other things active in the development … Read more

Fortified Against Blindness

Vitamin A deficiency is the leading cause of preventable blindness in children. It also increases the risk of disease and death from severe infections, according to the World Health Organization. About 250 million preschool children across the world are vitamin A deficient. Many of these live in Africa and South-Eastern Asia. Fortunately, vitamin deficiency is … Read more

Learning About Leek Moth

Use Floating Row Cover to Protect Your Leeks, Onions or Garlic Against Leek Moth

Adult leek moths are speckled brown, white and black with a white spot halfway down the outer wings and measure about 3/8 inch long. They are nocturnal and have approximately a 23-day life span. Northern New York (NNY) agricultural leaders are undertaking outreach and research to inform growers about a pest that likes onions, garlic, … Read more