Northeast

Yield increase can come with renovation of plasticulture strawberries

With strawberry season winding down in our annual strawberry production on plastic mulch, many growers may consider carrying the beds over for a second year’s harvest. These are some guidelines for renovation of plasticulture strawberries:... more »

NY webinar outlines actions farms should take during COVID-19

As New York "reopens" business during the COVID-19 crisis, business owners are evaluating what actions they need to take to protect themselves, their employees, and their customers, and to help public officials contain the spread... more »

Representatives call for inclusion of apple growers in pandemic relief efforts

House of Representatives' Anthony Brindisi and Elise Stefanik of New York, and Dan Newhouse of Washington led a bipartisan call of 25 members of Congress to demand the United States Department of Agriculture include American... more »

Virginia State agricultural researchers awarded more than $1M in grants

Researchers at Virginia State University’s Agricultural Research Station (VSU-ARS) were recently awarded $1.4 million in capacity building grants (CBG) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Chyer Kim, Food Scientist at VSU-ARS, was awarded $499,644... more »

Margaret Smith, new director and associate dean of Cornell Ag Experiment Station

Margaret Smith has been appointed as associate dean and director of the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station (Cornell AES), effective Aug. 1, 2020. Smith came to Cornell in 1987 as a faculty member in Plant Breeding and Genetics, focusing... more »

Seasonal tree fruit updates at the revised Penn IPM hotline

Penn State Extension has announced a major revision to its 1-800 PENN IPM hotline to better serve the horticultural and agricultural community. Callers may now select from a greater number of integrated pest management and... more »

NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support for farms offered by Cornell

New York State requires businesses to have a specific business safety plan in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes all farms, both food and non-food producing. In addition, a well-written and executed business safety... more »

H-2A Ag Workers Visa Growers Forum: Protecting Ag Employee Health

Penn State Extension is hosting the second in a series of H-2A growers forums on protecting agricultural employee health on June 18, 6:30 – 7:30 pm. D During this open forum, Grant Meckley, Keystone Health... more »

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Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

Fresh Views: Grapevine disease management tackled

Farm Market & Agritourism: Insights from the 2023 farm markets survey

National Plant Diagnostic Network

 

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