Northeast

Cornell’s Hudson Valley lab donates tons of fruit to local food pantries

The Hudson Valley Research Laboratory (HVRL), a Cornell center for tree fruit research in Highland, New York, donated 47,000 pounds of apples and pears to the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley and Ulster Corps this fall. The contribution has helped... more »

New heirloom apple discovery pack showcases eco-friendly packaging

A network of Eco-certified orchards in the Northeast is taking their commitment to environmentally progressive practices to a new level with the introduction of an innovative eco-friendly apple package, just in time for the holidays.... more »

New Orchard Field Guide from the Penn State Extension tree fruit team

During strategic planning sessions addressing pandemic priorities, the Penn State Extension tree fruit team identified the need for a full-color pocket guide to assist growers in identifying and managing tree fruit diseases, pests and physiological... more »

Virtual Grow-NY Summit to feature food and ag innovation

Smart drones that distribute beneficial insects on crops, packaging materials to extend the shelf life of bread, and technology to transform food waste into nutrients for hydroponic farming – these are a few of the... more »

Battle against the highly invasive spotted lanternfly heats up in Virginia

When the highly invasive spotted lanternfly was first discovered in the woods surrounding Kate Reed’s Winchester, Virginia, home, it occurred in such small numbers that finding it required a short trip and careful observation in... more »

$1.2M in block grant funds to support New York’s specialty crop industry

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball announced Oct. 29 that more than $1.2 million in funding will support nine advanced research, education, and marketing projects to help specialty crop farms across New York... more »

Kevin Maloney: Developing seriously good apples at Cornell AgriTech

Kevin Maloney is a research specialist who works in the apple breeding program at Cornell AgriTech, part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Maloney has worked on the Geneva campus for 35 years, where he... more »

ZAFA Wines will centralize, grow with help from Vermont Land Trust

ZAFA Wines owner Krista Scruggs has secured her first farm with help from the Vermont Land Trust and the Michael Colbert Farmland Fund. The 56-acre farm in Isle La Motte was purchased by the Land... more »


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