Northeast

UNH kiwiberry team boosts production with first plant verification effort

One of the main barriers to commercial kiwiberry production for regional growers is knowing which varieties available from commercial nurseries are the most ideal to grow in the region. Now for the first time, growers... more »

Jim Allen, former president and CEO of New York Apple Association, retiring

Jim Allen, vice president of marketing for New York Apple Sales, will be retiring on June 26. Allen has been with NYAS since February 2017. According to a news release, Allen has been in the... more »

Penn State offers ‘H-2A Ag Workers Visa Growers’ Forum’

The "H-2A Agricultural Workers Visa Growers Forum: Program Updates under COVID-19" is an open forum webinar for growers and farmers during the COVID-19 pandemic and takes place on May 28, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This... more »

New Jersey outlines COVID-19 guidance for seasonal farm workers and employers

In an effort to help protect the thousands of seasonal farm workers in New Jersey, the state Departments of Health, Agriculture, and Labor and Workforce Development have issued guidance on working conditions as well as... more »

Apple trees have bloomed statewide, NY growers group announces

Here’s a New York sign that spring has arrived: apple trees are now in bloom across the state, the state’s apple growers’ association reports. According to a news release, temperatures have warmed enough statewide to... more »

Virginia Tech report finds initial COVID-19 impact on farmers ominous

The story of how the U.S. copes with the coronavirus pandemic is in its early chapters, as Virginia’s agricultural producers hold out for a happier ending. A recently released report from the Virginia Tech College... more »

Agriculture industry mourns death of Virginia State University’s Clinton V. Turner

The College of Agriculture at Virginia State University has announced the death of Clinton V. Turner on Friday, May 15, 2020. Turner was a stalwart leader in the... more »

Pollinator-friendly flowers planted along with crops aid bumblebees

A new study reported May 14 by evolutionary ecologist Lynn Adler at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Rebecca Irwin of North Carolina State University, with others, suggests that flower strips – rows of pollinator-friendly... 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

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