Vermont apple crop survives Irene

When Scott Farm Orchard Manager Zeke Goodband heard that Hurricane Irene was charting its path toward Vermont, he thought about the stories he has heard about the Hurricane of 1938.Photos from that storm show apple... more »

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug – Be vigilant and use most effective options

With about 4 to 5 more weeks of the current growing season to go, it is extremely important that growers continue to stay vigilant and respond immediately when the pressure from incoming brown marmorated stink... more »

Control weeds this fall to improve fruit crop fields next spring

Fall is a good time to apply residual and systemic herbicides for control of difficult and persistent weeds in perennial crops. Many of the residual herbicides labeled for tree fruit and small fruit are recommended... more »

Creating a brand for your farm

All farmers have something they feel identifies them. They may not have a logo, but they have something that holds a special meaning. This can be used as a logo and is the basis for... more »

Michigan processing apple prices announced

On Aug. 29, the Michigan Processing Apple Growers Marketing Committee announced that it had negotiated the following minimum processing apple prices with a handful of processors for the 2011 crop:• Jonathan (2.5 inches and up)... more »

Hurricane Irene fruit crop damage not as bad as feared

Fruit growers in the Eastern United States seem to have been spared much of the damage that was feared from Hurricane Irene when it came to land Aug. 27 and 28.So far, FGN has learned... more »

More resistant fungus worries apple growers

Apple growers in Delaware and across the eastern U.S. have a despised enemy known as apple scab -- a disease caused by a fungus that forms ugly brown or greenish-black pockmarks on the fruit's skin.... more »

U.S. apple crop expected to be average this year

The size of the U.S. apple crop in 2011 will be 227.5 million bushels.That’s the estimate the U.S. Apple Association (USApple) came up with Aug. 19, during its annual Apple Crop Outlook & Marketing Conference... more »

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