Cornell wins $1.3 million grant to investigate new wine practices

To keep the wine industry of the eastern United States growing, the Specialty Crop Research Initiative awarded Cornell a $1.3 million grant to investigate new viticulture practices and marketing strategies. The Cornell Daily SunTo read... more »

Mich. Governor appoints members to state cherry committee

Governor Rick Snyder today announced appointments to the Michigan Cherry Committee.“These individuals bring tremendous experience and work ethic as we seek to develop innovative ideas in our agriculture industry to make Michigan a better and... more »

Latest reports show strong produce sales

Weekly dollar sales and per store volume of fresh produce grew in the fourth quarter of 2010, when compared with the same period in 2009. The average price of produce at supermarkets in Q4 2010... more »

Researchers testing disruption devices

Since the first commercial pheromone devices for disrupting moths became available in the early 1990s, thousands of U.S. apple growers have been using these devices. In Washington state, between 80-85 percent of apple growers use... more »

Pennsylvania apple growers take on stink bugs

The Pennsylvania Apple Marketing Board announced that it is taking an aggressive stand against the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) by funding a critical early field research program. The Board approved $50,000 to fund a... more »

Inspire Super Fungicide approved for use on pome fruit, grapes

Syngenta Crop Protection received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the use of Inspire Super fungicide on pome fruit and grapes. Inspire Super combines two active ingredients, difenoconazole and cyprodinil, to provide growers... more »

Early spring could hurt region crops

Fruit growers are watching the weather warily, as unseasonably warm February temperatures could coax peach trees and blueberry bushes into early blossom - and a late-winter freeze could jeopardize this year's crop. The Augusta ChronicleRead... more »

Cherry farms under fire by the EPA

Congressman Greg Walden, R-Ore., said changes in proposed federal rules for pesticide usage could reduce, in just one example, 108 acres of farmable land in Oregon to just 10 acres. The Dalles Chronicle.Read more of... more »

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