Northeast

Northern Virginia’s first cidery to open in Alexandria, source local apples

Virginia’s Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry, the Honorable Bettina K. Ring, announced May 12 that Lost Boy Cider, a soon-to-open Alexandria business, will receive an Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development (AFID) program grant. The announcement,... more »

Cranberry Man: Rutgers’ Nicholi Vorsa breeds better berries

Nicholi Vorsa’s work breeding cranberries has followed the demands of the industry through the decades. Consumer uses have evolved from Thanksgiving dinner sauce to juice, and now sweetened-and-dried Craisins. Growers’ needs have also changed, from... more »

Pennsylvania’s Timothy Weiser honored by growers

His family farm grew fruit, but in the 1970s Timothy Weiser saw an opportunity in vegetables. “We were in the fruit business, cherry business and plum business – several hundred acres of fruit,” said Weiser.... more »

California joins fight against spotted lantern fly

The California Department of Food and Agriculture has awarded funding for one project in the initial funding cycle for the Proactive Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Solutions grant program. The project, titled “Proactive Biological Control of... more »

Spotted lanternfly thwarted by two native fungi

Cornell-led research reports that two local fungal pathogens could potentially curb an invasive insect that has New York vineyard owners on edge. The spotted lanternfly feeds on more than 70 plant species, including grape vines... more »

UV light may be ripe to replace chemicals in fungal fight

Growers may no longer have to rely on fungicides to control powdery mildew (PM) – a rampant fungal disease that affects nearly all plant species. The international, multidisciplinary Light and Plant Health team of researchers... more »

Ag census reveals reports of kiwiberry production in the Northeast

For the first time since the USDA began keeping statistics in 1840, farmers from several Northeast states, including New Hampshire, are reporting kiwifruit production operations. The news comes six years after the New Hampshire Agricultural... more »

USApple awards Rensselaer City School District with Apples4Ed Grant

The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) on April 29 awarded a $4,000 grant to the Rensselaer City School District as part of its 2019 Apples4Ed program. The grant will provide funding for the school district to... more »

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FGN’s 60th Anniversary: Tree fruit rootstocks evolve over decades

Pear rootstocks for replant in presence of armillaria

Cover crops show effects on iron deficiency in pear

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Autonomous sprayer available for orchards

Hybrid use puts Regev in ‘game-changer’ mode

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