According to the Maine Forest Service, it’s one of the worst major, widespread outbreaks in over one hundred years.
Young organic farmers might not be able to call on Obi-Wan Kenobi when they have a problem, but they have the next best thing: a team of farming experts.
Seven years ago bee populations were tumbling into decline, threatening a $130 million industry of northeastern cranberries and blueberries.
In a race against time, hairy vetch is rolled and crimped to form a weed-suppressing mat into which cash crops will be planted, decreasing herbicide use.
Late blight is the number one disease risk on 1.2 million acres of U.S. potatoes, and it’s a serious concern for growers of 400,000 acres of tomatoes.
Asian tiger mosquito, a striped beast that preys on humans during the day, has become the most important nuisance pest in many northeastern urban and suburban areas.