Northeast

Naturipe blueberry production hits summer supplies

Ahead of National Blueberry Month — July — Naturipe Farms is kicking off the summer season with promotable volumes of its flavorful blueberries from New Jersey, Michigan and the Pacific Northwest. Following a strong start... more »

Spotted lanternfly seminar scheduled for June 13

A free webinar on the spotted lanternfly (SLF) will cover known and anticipated effects on grape, wine and agritourism businesses. The one-hour session begins at noon Eastern June 13. Julie Urban, associate research professor in... more »

Entomologist, IPM specialist joins UNH Extension

University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension has added Amber Vinchesi-Vahl as an entomologist and IPM state specialist in the university’s food and agriculture team. Vinchesi-Vahl has spent the last several years as a vegetable crops... more »

New Jersey farm preservationist Bob Shinn dies

Robert “Bob” Shinn Jr., the former commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection who is credited with contributing to the preservation of New Jersey farmland, has died. Shinn, who was commissioner of the... more »

Pennsylvania growers: prepare for fungal diseases

Significant rains forecast for Pennsylvania could favor fungal diseases, including Marssonina blotch, apple scab and cherry leaf spot. Cool temperatures, however, are not expected to spur fire blight risks.   Trees will need to be... more »

Dogs sniff out crop-killing spotted lanternflies

Researchers in Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are enlisting dogs in the fight against the spread of the spotted lanternfly. From New York to North Carolina and as far west as Illinois,... more »

Hess Bros. releases new winter, spring apple

Hess Brothers Fruit Co., a Pennsylvania apple grower-shipper, is making waves in grocery stores with a new apple variety only available in the winter and spring. The WildTwist apple is quickly winning fans but is... more »

Rice Fruit commits to conservation

Rice Fruit Co. is working to improve apple orchard productivity by working with Pollinator-Friendly Gardens. The hum and buzz of pollination is a welcome sound within the apple industry. Pollinators like honeybees and butterflies are... 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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