Fruits

Montmorency cherry growers upbeat on future

Michigan’s tart cherry growers in the last 12 months faced bad prices, retaliatory tariffs in the international markets and a disappointing decision from the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) regarding cheap imports from Turkey. And... more »

Bonnie Lundblad elected chair of New Jersey Peach Promotion Council

Bonnie Lundblad was recently elected chair of the 70-year-old New Jersey Peach Promotion Council, replacing Santo John Maccherone long time chair who stepped back and was elected vice chairmen.   “I am excited to see Ms.... more »

Record number of apples in storage, according to USApple report

The June 2020 edition of the U.S. Apple Association's Market News was released June 5 by Mark W.Seetin, USApple's director of regulatory & Industry Affairs.  This is the eighth and final report on the 2019... more »

Computer modeling drives precision bloom thinning in apple orchards

This spring, New York apple growers are applying the results of computer modeling-based orchard management research funded by the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program (NNYADP) to more precisely manage their orchard thinning practices with... more »

New Jersey peach growers prepare for challenging harvest season

With a good crop of peaches being thinned for size and quality, New Jersey growers like most farmers are working under new protocols to protect farm workers’ health during the virus pandemic while using stringent... more »

Report explores long-term effects of COVID-19 on California ag industry

COVID-19 continues to affect parts of California agriculture in different ways. A new report from agricultural economists at the University of California examines the current and long-term impacts on California’s leading agricultural industries. Profiles in... more »

Robots armed with UV light fight grape mildew

Robots fitted with ultraviolet light lamps that roam vineyards at night are proving effective at killing powdery mildew, a devastating pathogen for many crops, including grapes. Researchers at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, New York, have partnered with... more »

With accommodations, Oregon U-pick farms are opening for business

As berries begin to ripen, many of us anticipate the fresh sweetness of Oregon grown fruit and the opportunity to pick-our-own at local farms. Perhaps this year, even more than most, we are looking forward... more »


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