Northeast

Virginia Tech receives $80 million for climate change

Virginia Tech has received an $80 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to pilot a program that will pay producers to implement climate-smart practices on farms of all sizes and commodities, an initiative that... more »

Longtime fruit grower Daniel Boyer of Pennsylvania dies

Longtime Pennsylvania fruit grower Daniel Boyer died on Sept. 4. He was 68. Boyer was the owner of Ridgetop Orchards in Fishertown, Pennsylvania, which he ran with his wife of 46 years, Lois, and their... more »

Continue to manage fruit rot, even after harvest

Apple harvest is well underway in Pennsylvania and Maryland, and with attention shifting to getting fruit off the tree, folks might think the sprayers can be put away. The first part of September has turned... more »

Hut! Hut! SnapDragon! New York apple variety aligns with Buffalo Bills

SnapDragon is the official apple variety of the NFL’s Buffalo Bills. The apple, developed in New York at Cornell University, is grown by more than 150 farmers in the state. “The Buffalo Bills organization is... more »

Look to California for day neutral strawberries for repeat blooming in East

There is significant interest in the use of repeat blooming strawberries for extended production. These “day neutral” varieties can provide good spring production with continued production into the summer and fall, depending on the planting... more »

A Q&A with New Jersey peach experts from Rutgers University

When it comes to producing peaches, New Jersey, with help from Rutgers scientists, does its part in keeping up with the competition. The round, slightly furry tree fruit is commercially produced in roughly 20 states. New... more »

It’s peaches on beaches in NJ for ‘Eat a Peach Day’

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture is highlighting Jersey Fresh peaches on National Eat A Peach Day, August 22, handing out free peaches to beach-goers. NJDA marketing staff will be in Wildwood, Atlantic City and... more »

Project seeks history of foraging NY apples for cider

Apple foraging among New York’s cider producers has slowly grown from a grassroots practice to become a regionally important phenomenon. Greg Peck, associate professor in the School of Integrative Plant Science Horticulture Section at Cornell... more »

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