Northeast

New Jersey peach growers taking advantage of ‘banner’ season

New Jersey peaches are still plentiful, and delicious.  Growers and packers report to the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council that this is a banner season. “The weather smiled on our peach trees this year, “says... more »

Rutgers research eyes extension of strawberry season

The Northeast strawberry season is the epitome of the phrase, “short and sweet.” On average, the average harvest lasts only three to four weeks, but consumer demand is strong (strawberries are the most consumed berry... more »

The power of high tunnel specialty crop growing examined

High tunnels, sometimes called hoop houses, offer northern New York market growers an easy way to extend our limited growing season by two or three months. Sometimes more. Farmers can grow early and/or late crops... more »

Products with bifenthrin OK’D for use against brown marmorated stink bug

Similarly, as during the last few years, active ingredient bifenthrin belonging to the group of pyrethroids, IRAC Group 3A, received a special Section 18 Emergency Exemption Registration from U.S. EPA on Aug 05, 2021. Three... more »

Massachusetts cranberry growers forecast an average crop this season

Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association leadership attended the recent Cranberry Marketing Committee meeting where the committee announced its 2021 cranberry crop forecast for the United States. Massachusetts is the founder of cranberry cultivation, initiated on... more »

Rutgers Specialty Crop Research, Extension Center at Cream Ridge gets new leader

On Sept. 1, the role of  director of the Rutgers Specialty Crop Research and Extension Center at Cream Ridge (formerly the Rutgers Fruit and Ornamental Research and Extension Center), currently held by Joseph Goffreda, will transition... more »

Facial recognition AI helps save multibillion dollar grape crop

New technology, using robotics and AI, is supercharging efforts to protect grape crops and will soon be available to researchers nationwide working on a wide array of plant and animal research. Biologist Lance Cadle-Davidson, an adjunct... more »

New Jersey ag department visits Jersey Fresh peach distribution center 

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher highlighted Jersey Fresh peaches and National Peach Month with a recent visit to Eastern Propak in Gloucester County. Fisher and local officials toured the fruit packing facility to... more »

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