Mitch Klann Joins SynTelus

SynTelus LLC announced the addition of Mitch Klann as Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing. SynTelus, a CSE Life Science Company, is a branded marketing company that registers, manufactures and markets end-use fungicides, insecticides, and herbicides. The company offers products for agricultural, turf and ornamental, vegetation management and forestry and aquatics markets Mitch has had … Read more

Setting the Standard

As an educator with the Farmworkers Health and Safety department at North Carolina State University’s (NCSU) Cooperative Extension-Wayne County, Luis Cruz is inspired by his agricultural upbringing. “I come from a family of migrant workers,” he said as a former crew leader assistant for a blueberry producer. “I definitely know the struggles and challenges that … 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

Growing Kona Coffee

Growing Kona Coffee

Mules have been replaced by trucks, but some things have not changed in more than 100 years since coffee beans were first packed in burlap bags and carried on the backs of mules down twisting paths on the side of Hualalai Volcano in the Kona District of the Big Island of Hawaii. Once roasted, the … Read more

Strawberries in the Northeast

Culinary options abound with beautiful berries. A local collaboration between Vanillen Dairy in Ovid, N.Y., Seneca Lake-based Eremita Winery and Seneca Breeze Berries resulted in a strawberry cheesecake wine ice cream that is available at Cayuga Lake Creamery, Interlaken, N.Y., while supplies last. When one thinks of eating fresh, locally grown strawberries in the Northeast, … Read more