Northeast

Periodical cicada management on blueberries outlined

As we await the emergence of Brood X of the periodical cicada this year, it’s time to think about what steps you might take to protect your small fruit plantings. Blueberries, like other woody species,... more »

New smartphone app predicts vineyard yields earlier, more accurately

Cornell University engineers and plant scientists have teamed up to develop a low-cost system that allows grape growers to predict their yields much earlier in the season and more accurately than costly traditional methods. The... more »

Anna Katharine Mansfield appointed associate director of Cornell AgriTech

Anna Katharine Mansfield, an enologist known for her work in elevating the success of New York state’s craft beverage industry, has been appointed associate director of Cornell AgriTech, effective July 1. As an associate professor of... more »

Current issues in Pennsylvania berry crops pinpointed

As with last year, frost protection of strawberry blossoms has been a challenge for many Pennsylvania growers given the wind that accompanied our cold temperatures. While some blossoms have been lost, most growers are reporting... more »

Leadership changes at Philip E. Marucci Center for Blueberry and Cranberry Research and Extension

Nicholi Vorsa, professor in the Department of Plant Biology and director of the Philip E. Marucci Center for Blueberry and Cranberry Research and Extension since 1988, is stepped down from his role as director, effective... more »

Deadline to apply to LeadNY is June 1

A New York leadership development program for adult professionals in the food, agriculture and natural resource sectors has set a June 1 application deadline. LeadNY, a pioneering training program for mid-career professionals, provides intensive one-... more »

Strawberry, blueberry pollination tips offered in Delaware

Strawberries are aggregate fruits. They have multiple ovules per receptacle where the fruit is formed. The strawberry receptacle may have up to 500 ovules per berry. You will see these as “seeds” on the outside... more »

Nichino America promotes Amanda Carson to East region sales manager

Amanda Carson has been promoted to sales manager for the Eastern region sales team for Ninchino America Inc. In her new role, Carson will be responsible for the direction and implementation of the sales plans... more »

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