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Browntail Moth Looms Again in Northeast
Browntail Moth Looms Again in Northeast

According to the Maine Forest Service, it’s one of the worst major, widespread outbreaks in over one hundred years.

What if Obi-Wan Kenobi Was a Farmer?
What if Obi-Wan Kenobi Was a Farmer?

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.

Tool to Assess Bee Health Goes Viral
Tool to Assess Bee Health Goes Viral

Seven years ago bee populations were tumbling into decline, threatening a $130 million industry of northeastern cranberries and blueberries.

To Optimize Cover Crops, Get Down in the Weeds
To Optimize Cover Crops, Get Down in the Weeds

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.

Saving One Potato, Two Potatoes – and More from Late Blight
Saving One Potato, Two Potatoes – and More from Late Blight

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.

Mosquito Study Breeds Better Ways to Fight the Bite
Mosquito Study Breeds Better Ways to Fight the Bite

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.