Northeast

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 »

Certis Introduces AgriPhage-Fire Blight to fight resistance for apples, pears

OmniLytics Inc. in coordination with Columbia, Missouri-based Certis USA has introduced a new tool in the fight against fire blight (Erwinia amylovara), releasing AgriPhage-Fire Blight for targeted use on apple and pear crops in Washington,... more »

Shaulis Symposium at ASEV-ES focuses on digital viticulture

A special vineyard tour and symposium entitled “Digital Viticulture: New Tools for Precision Management” will be featured as part of the annual American Society for Viticulture and Enology- Eastern Section (ASEV-ES) conference at Hobart and... more »

USApple awards Baltimore school with Apples4Ed Grant

The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) on April 26 awarded a $4,000 grant to Baltimore’s Robert W. Coleman Elementary as part of its 2019 Apples4Ed program. The grant will provide approximately 200 ‘weekend survival’ food-filled backpacks... more »

Cornell researchers win major awards from cider industry

Chris Gerling, Extension associate in the food science department at Cornell University, and Greg Peck, assistant professor in the horitculture section of the School of Integrative Plant Science, both recently received major awards from the... more »

Cider association offering two certified pommelier exams in May

The United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) is excited to offer two opportunities to take the Certified Pommelier Exam next month: May 15 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and May 22 in Brooklyn, New York. The USACM is dedicated... more »


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