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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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.