Northeast

Kowalewski named account manager for New York Apple Association

The New York Apple Association (NYAA) has named Cailin Kowalewski as account manager. Kowalewski joined NYAA last year as assistant account manager. NYAA’s retail team is led by President Cynthia Haskins and includes Northeast Account... more »

Apple scab infection forecasted for Pennsylvania growers

According to Penn State University, conditions are favorable for apple scab, rust and brown rot infections on April 19-20, in Pennsylvania. Fungicide applications are encouraged to keep green tissue and stone fruit blossoms protected. Begin... more »

New Jersey honors school for fruit and vegetable program

New Jersey Department of Agriculture and USDA representatives today presented Juan Pablo Duarte – Jose Julian Marti School No. 28 with the Fourth Annual Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program VIP Award. The award program highlights... more »

Taste NY sales Increased to $17.8M in 2018

Taste NY sales increased to a record $17.8 million in 2018, according to information provided by the office of New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. Total gross sales of New York products from Taste NY... more »

Robotic frost protection in orchards pursued at Penn State

A system that helps tree-fruit growers avoid frost damage to their crops by using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and ground-based robots, could be on the horizon, thanks to Penn State University researchers, supported by funding... more »

Paul Wafler’s innovations saluted by the industry

New generations of the Wafler family are making a family tradition of innovation by customizing equipment and even improving the tree structures in their west New York orchards. Paul Wafler, a second-generation owner of Wafler... more »

Disease conditions favorable for fruit trees in Pennsylvania

Cedar apple rust galls are maturing and will be active during wetting events. Conditions will also favor brown rot infections in open stone fruit blossoms. Fungicide applications are encouraged prior to the wetting event. Well,... more »

Establishing blueberries – plan now for a 2020 planting

There has been an increase in interest in growing blueberries in Delaware and we have had several new plantings in Delaware in recent years. Blueberries are very specific in the type of soil conditions in... more »


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