The Benefits of a Full-Blown IPM Effort on the Farm

Full-Blown IPM Effort on the Farm

IPM (Integrated Pest Management) has become one of the most discussed subjects in American agriculture in recent years as more growers adopt entry-level versions of the technique to reduce losses due to pests and to enhance profitability. Nevertheless, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture supported Northeastern IPM Center, “Only about 10 percent of [the … Read more

How Wegmans Organic Farm Helps Fill the Organic Void

Wegmans Organic Farm

Wegmans, a family-owned regional supermarket chain with 92 stores in the mid-Atlantic and New England, contracts with over 800 growers in the five states where their stores are located to sell their customers locally grown produce. The one thing that they couldn’t find in the Northeast was abundant and affordable organic produce. – Wegmans Organic Farm … Read more

Getting to the Root of Replant Disease

Getting to the Root of Replant Disease

Spring planting is probably on your mind. Whether you’re waiting for new varieties to arrive, or old favorites that have regained their popularity, replanting the orchard is an ongoing task. – Root of Replant Disease It’s also cause for concern. Trees planted in the same soils where others have been removed often show signs of stunted … Read more