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Minimizing risks at farmers’ markets, on-farm markets, U-pick, produce auctions

Each day brings new information and concern about COVID-19 and its impact on our lives. If the threat of this rapidly spreading viral disease lingers, social distancing and limitations on public gatherings could adversely impact... more »

Penn State Extension outlines operational approach during virus pandemic

For over 150 years, Penn State Extension has fulfilled its mission of delivering science-based education to Pennsylvania communities. We will not waiver on that promise during this challenging time. Our services continue. We are, however,... more »

Farms are ‘essential’ in New York, and so are farm employees

With the growing Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic engulfing the U.S., states are taking action to increase social distancing and slow the spread of the disease. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued executive orders that force most employers to reduce... more »

West Virginia Blueberry Field Walk goes online March 26

Through this Facebook Live program at 4 p.m. March 26, speciality crop Extension specialist  Reza Rafie will walk us through VSU's Randolph Farm blueberry fields, where a collection of 39 different cultivars are under study. All... more »

Specialty crop production exempted from Pennsylvania order for businesses to close

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on March 19 ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania to close their physical locations as of 8 p.m., March 19, to slow the spread of COVID-19. Enforcement actions against businesses that... more »

First apple scab spores of the 2020 season detected in Pennsylvania

Growers throughout Pennsylvania are experiencing different stages of bud development. The southern half of the state is in some stage of green-tip, whereas the northern half is in silver-tip. Green-tip on Gala occurred on March... more »

What New York state ag operations need to now about virus restrictions

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets has released information that confirms the exemption of agricultural operations from coronavirus restrictions. "While New York state’s efforts to mitigate the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19)... more »

New England apple growers face realities of COVID-19, other challenges

New England's fruit growers know what it is like to be vulnerable to the forces of nature. Whether it is a new pest from some distant part of the globe or a sudden hailstorm in... more »

Current Issue

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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