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Penn State: Use caution when considering 2020 early fruit thinning strategies

Cold temperatures centered on April 17, 2020, may have caused widespread injury to developing apple flowers. In southern regions of Pennsylvania, where flower development was at pink to early bloom, injury was evident as death and was... more »

New York state connects impacted producers to purchasing opportunities

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, in coordination with its partners, is reaching out to New York producers that have surplus agricultural products as a result of COVID-19-related supply chain disruptions. The... more »

New Jersey farms seek marketing strategies to challenges of COVID-19

New Jersey farmers are among the most innovative and most productive farmers in the nation. Farming in the country’s most densely populated state in the U.S. comes with many challenges. It also comes with marketing... more »

Cornell Extension plans May 13 spotted lanternfly online workshop

Cornell Cooperative Extension is offering a spotted lanternfly online workshop on Wednesday, May 13, from 9:30 a.m.- 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. This is a  meeting to update farmers and the general public about spotted lanternfly (Lycorma... more »

LEAD New York Class 18 Fellows selected

The Empire State Food and Agricultural Leadership Institute (LEAD) New York Program is pleased to share the roster of our Class 18 Fellows (below). “Our current situation has made one thing abundantly clear: Effective leadership... more »

Penn State Extension webinar to focus on H-2A in uncertain times

Penn State Extension will present a townhall-style web-based seminar May 7 to assist Pennsylvania agricultural stakeholders who rely on the H-2A visa program for temporary workers to operate their businesses. The session, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., will cover COVID-19... more »

Apple disease control: Bloom through petal fall tips from Penn State

The 2020 season is shaping up to be very interesting, as well as challenging. Based on our current conditions and the forecast, we may experience a protracted bloom this season for a large part of... more »

Pennsylvania apple, pear growers should check flowers for freeze damage

Similar to what we reported for peaches on April 21, weather stations at the Fruit Research and Extension Center in Adams County, Pennsylvania, showed that there was a strong temperature inversion about 5 a.m. with calm winds.... more »

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