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By lifbblogger on 9/21/2015 9:49 AM

State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball hosted the State’s Taste NY Culinary Tour on Long Island, which provided more than a dozen leading restaurateurs and chefs from New York City with a first-hand look at the quality and diversity of New York agriculture in the region.
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By lifbblogger on 8/12/2015 12:58 PM

For the last two years, scientists on Long Island have undergone research trials and made progress with mustard plants. Mustard is often used as a cover crop planted as a soil erosion prevention in fields during the off-season and are a great source of organic matter. But even more appealing in recent research has been mustard being used as a biofumigant.



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By lifbblogger on 7/15/2015 12:27 PM

Tree fruit farmers using new technology to reduce or eliminate pesticide use.

Science is quite amazing. Every single day science changes the world we live in; it makes our world better and our future brighter. This is no exception for science in agriculture. Farmers are working everyday with scientists to become more efficient and taking steps to care for the land and water we need to survive. This includes investing less in crop protectants and more on scientific methods that are effective in protecting their assets.


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By lifbblogger on 6/29/2015 1:39 PM

Did you know local, Long Island sweet corn isn’t available until July? You may see it being sold everywhere as the summer kicks into gear, but locally grown Long Island corn will not be available at the super markets, farmstands or farmers markets until, the very earliest, July 4th weekend. Because the growing cycle for corn can be anywhere from 70-80 days (from seed to harvest), corn must be planted as early as possible, which means somewhere late March or early April. The weather that time of year can be a bit iffy (think random snow storm as an April Fools Day joke) only it’s no joke to the farmer, that’s for sure.

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By lifbblogger on 6/29/2015 12:58 PM

Six Reasons to Buy Grown on Long Island this season and every season. When you buy local, you know where your food comes from! Farmers are active environmentalists, not environmental activists! The best way to protect farmland is to keep farming profitable!

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