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Friday, March 2, 2012

NY 2011 High Tunnel Pepper Variety Trial Results

From Cornell Unversity Cooperative Extension Regional Vegetable Programs' March 2012 VegEdge newsletter Vol. 8(3):  14. 

by Judson Reid, Kathryn Klotzbach and Nelson Hoover, Cornell Vegetable Program.

Alliance, Gordo, Sandpiper, Yellow Crest, and Vanguard (left to right).
Photo: Judson Reid, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program
Introduction - If you read last month’s VegEdge newsletter you know that tomatoes can give excellent yields in high tunnels. However peppers offer a viable option to tomatoes as they require less labor, and suffer from fewer insect pests and diseases. In 2011 the Cornell Vegetable Program completed its third year of high tunnel pepper trials.

-submitted by Rick VanVranken

Getting the most from the Fruit and Vegetable Market News Retail Report webinar

Patricia McAleer, Program Specialist with the USDA – National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Institute of Food Production & Sustainability sends this announcement:  Getting the most from the Fruit and Vegetable Market News Retail Report. USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service invites you to an interactive webinar on USDA’s Fruit and Vegetable Market News, a Web-based resource that provides price and movement data for hundreds of agricultural commodities. The webinar will be held on March 28, from 2–3 p.m. Eastern Time. The webinar is free, but you must register to participate at
-Rick VanVranken