Northeast

USDA’s fruit, vegetable advisory group meets in August

The USDA Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee will meet in Arlington, Virginia next month to discuss agricultural labor, production, food safety, and trade matters. The committee will meet... more »

University of New Hampshire gears up for 7th annual Durham Farm Day

Growers and the public are invited to visit two research farms at the University of New Hampshire on the seventh annual Durham Farm Day Saturday, Aug. 17. The Woodman Horticultural Research Farm and the Fairchild Dairy... more »

Correct summer pruning techniques for peach trees stressed

Tree response can vary when these aspects of pruning are varied. When peach trees are summer pruned properly, one can expect economic benefits, but economic losses result from summer pruning incorrectly. During the 1980s and... more »

University of Vermont shows how honeybees may infect bumblebees

Many species of wild bumblebees are in decline – and new research shows that diseases spread by domestic honeybees may be a major culprit. Several of the viruses associated with bumblebees’ trouble are moving from... more »

Aronia, honeyberry, juneberry on New York Research Farm tour July 10

Young specialty fruit trials funded by the farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program (NNYADP) will be among the many crop plots for touring during the Cornell University Willsboro Research Farm Open House event on... more »

New Jersey Department of Ag highlights Jersey Fresh blueberries

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher and state and local officials today highlighted National Blueberry Month with a visit to Russo’s Fruit and Vegetable Farm. The family’s market features a large display of... more »

Growers named to New York Apple Association Board of Directors

The New York Apple Association (NYAA) Board of Directors met in Geneva June 11 to elect officers and welcome new members. Returning to the role of board chairwoman is Sarah Dressel Nikles of Dressel Farms... more »

USDA report reveals New Jersey third in US peach production

The United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agriculture Statistics Service released its annual Non-Citrus Fruit and Nuts report June 18 and the results showed New Jersey as the No. 3 state in the U.S. in... more »


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