Northeast

Drape Net a viable option for orchard protection

An Australian product for tree fruit crop protection is making inroads to North America. Drape Net is a system for literally draping trees with netting that – similar to more expensive netting systems built into... more »

Virginia Is deemed ‘ripe’ for berry growing

Virginia is not just for lovers, but for berry growers, too, according Dr. Reza Rafie, Virginia State University (VSU) Extension specialist in horticulture. That’s because after conducting extensive research of berry production across central and southside... more »

Wyman’s of Maine wild blueberries featured in video series

Wyman’s of Maine and Allen’s Blueberry freezer recently were featured in a video series produced by the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI). The wild blueberries are grown almost exclusively to be individually quick frozen and... more »

Blueberry Intensive Workshops offered in New York state

The New York State Berry Growers Association (NYSBGA) has partnered with Cornell Cooperative Extension to bring growers a pair of winter Blueberry Intensive Workshops. An in-depth look at growing and management techniques, pest and diseases,... more »

Innovation is theme at upcoming NY wine industry event

Winemakers and grape growers looking to innovate in all phases of their operations can gain cutting-edge advice from Cornell University and other experts at the 2019 B.E.V. NY (Business.Enology.Viticulture) conference Feb. 27-March 1 at the... more »

Natural habitats, bee diversity aids better apple production

A Cornell-led study, published Jan. 18 in the journal Science, shows that apple orchards surrounded by agricultural lands are visited by a less diverse collection of bee species than orchards surrounded by natural habitats. In turn,... more »

Child agricultural injury prevention workshop set

Farms are great places to grow up, but hazards are never far away. The death of a 4-year-old boy in Berks County, Pennsylvania, struck by a manure spreader on the final weekend of 2018, provided... more »

Andy Masters to keynote Mid-Atlantic convention Jan. 29

The 2019 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention will be held Jan. 29-31 at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pennsylvania. More than 2,400 fruit, vegetable,... more »


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