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California grape crush up 6.2%

California grapes crushed in 2018 topped 4.5 million tons – a mark that surpassed the previous year although not the record set in 2013, according to the annual report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service.... more »

Precision soils data helps Iowa orchard thrive

Iowa’s Apple Trails Family Orchard is... more »

Establishing blueberries – plan now for a 2020 planting

There has been an increase in interest in growing blueberries in Delaware and we have had several new plantings in Delaware in recent years. Blueberries are very specific in the type of soil conditions in... more »

Cornell seminar summarizes 50 years of breeding Geneva rootstocks

Gennaro Fazio,of the USDA-ARS Plant Genetic Resources Unit on April 8 gave a Horticulture Section seminar, 50 years of breeding the Geneva series of apple rootstocks. more »

Get prepared; start your own on-farm produce safety plan

Early spring can provide a great opportunity to begin preparations for the growing season ahead. With seed ordering, equipment repair, production planning and everything else farms have to do to prepare for the upcoming growing season,... more »

NYAA’s Cynthia Haskins presents keynote at NYSAND conference

New York Apple Association (NYAA) President Cynthia Haskins delivered a keynote address to more than 350 members of the New York State Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (NYSAND) at their annual meeting and conference April... more »

WSU to use new refrigerators in study to help save honeybees

The Washington State University (WSU) honeybee research team will advance their study of refrigeration to fight varroa mites that harm honey bees with help from two new grants. . First, the WSU team received a... more »

Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards recipients set

The California Green Medal recipients have been announced for the fifth annual Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards. The California Green Medal recognizes the leadership of wineries and vineyards committed to sustainability and is presented by the California Sustainable... more »


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