Verticillium Wilt of Tomato is the Pest of the Month

Verticillium Wilt of Tomato

Despite the name Verticillium wilt tomato, the first symptoms of this pest on a tomato are the characteristic V-shaped lesions on the lower leaflets or leaves. Also, the yellowing in a fan-shaped pattern occurs down from the leaf margins. As these symptoms progress further, the leaf veins turn brown, while brown necrotic spots appear on … Read more

A Passion For Apples

A Passion For Apples

“Our regret is that we had not started this business a whole lot earlier in life,” Dorie said. “We moved here from Florida, wanting to start a new business. It had to be outside and with our children. At BelleWood Acres, we are tied to the seasons and love what we do.” Their passion for … Read more

Sweet Smell of Garlic Success

Sweet Smell of Garlic Success

Garlic may not be a major crop for New Jersey farms, but for a few select New Jersey growers, however, garlic growing has led to the formation of a loose cooperative, designed to bring farmers together to share information, equipment, labor and resources and to promote garlic consumption in New Jersey. A Sustainable Agricultural Research … Read more

Issues Faced by Citrus Producers in Florida

Ask the question, “What is the biggest current concern for citrus producers in Florida?” and it is almost a guarantee that citrus greening or Huanglongbing (HLB) caused by a phloem-limited bacteria will be the answer. This bacterial disease transmitted by psyllids causes green, misshapen and bitter-tasting fruit, and eventually kills the citrus tree. The U.S. … Read more