Oriental Fruit Flies Assault Both US Coasts

The oriental fruit fly, bactrocera dorsalis has been discovered sudden high concentrations in growing areas in Florida and California, causing Florida Department of Agriculture head Adam Putnam to declare an agricultural “State Of Emergency.” In South...
Solution for Weeds?

Solution for Weeds?

Tom March admits it right out loud..” I hate weeds!” So instead of bathing his crop rows with with herbicides on his 150 acre March Farm in Bethlehem Ct, he’s beaten weeds by laying weed barrier and growing his crops in grow bags.   While it’s...
Healthy Soil is ‘Water in the Bank’

Healthy Soil is ‘Water in the Bank’

http://blogs.usda.gov/author/bweaver/ While most look to the sky for drought relief, an increasing number of farmers are looking to the soil. And for good reason: Healthy soils capture and store much more water – which can come in handy during dry spells. Through its...
National Farmers Market Search— Buy Local!

National Farmers Market Search— Buy Local!

Your search for a local farmers market ends right here! Check out the Department of Agriculture Farmers Market Finder tool below. Just enter your zip code and the distance you are willing to travel and you’ll see all farmers markets within your travel range....
Over 20,000 Attend IPM Hortiflora Expo in Shanghai

Over 20,000 Attend IPM Hortiflora Expo in Shanghai

It was a busy few days for 600 exhibitors and an eager crowd of 20,000 plus attendees filling the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre April 24 through 26th.  24 countries were represented by exhibitors. FibreDust LLC had their entire China team on site along...