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Cornell researchers win major awards from cider industry

Chris Gerling, Extension associate in the food science department at Cornell University, and Greg Peck, assistant professor in the horitculture section of the School of Integrative Plant Science, both recently received major awards from the... more »

Cider association offering two certified pommelier exams in May

The United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) is excited to offer two opportunities to take the Certified Pommelier Exam next month: May 15 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and May 22 in Brooklyn, New York. The USACM is dedicated... more »

Researchers see health effects across generations from popular weed killer

Washington State University researchers have found a variety of diseases and other health problems in the second- and third-generation offspring of rats exposed to glyphosate, the world’s most popular weed killer. In the first study... more »

New Jersey develops new peach varieties; hitting market soon

Peaches have a long history in New Jersey, dating from the 1600s. “Today’s peach growers have the experience to grow great peaches. and get them to market in peak condition,” said Hemant Gohil, agricultural agent for fruit... more »

Canada gives $1.6M for wild blueberry marketing

Canadian officials on Tuesday visited Services Agricoles Savoie in Néguac, New Brunswick to announce $1.6 million in government funds for marketing Canadian wild blueberries. The money will go to the Canadian Division of the Wild Blueberry... more »

Kowalewski named account manager for New York Apple Association

The New York Apple Association (NYAA) has named Cailin Kowalewski as account manager. Kowalewski joined NYAA last year as assistant account manager. NYAA’s retail team is led by President Cynthia Haskins and includes Northeast Account... more »

Apple scab infection forecasted for Pennsylvania growers

According to Penn State University, conditions are favorable for apple scab, rust and brown rot infections on April 19-20, in Pennsylvania. Fungicide applications are encouraged to keep green tissue and stone fruit blossoms protected. Begin... more »

Tissue cultivation helps quick adaptation of Geneva rootstocks

Last summer, when Cornell University applied fruit crop physiologist Terence Robinson returned from a three-year sabbatical from Northeast apple orchards, a surprise was waiting for him. Adoption of Geneva rootstocks released by Cornell had exploded.... more »


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