Agriculture Department Says Pennsylvania Is Free of Plum Pox Virus in Fruit Trees; All Quarantines L

Pennsylvania acting Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced today that after 10 years, the Plum Pox Virus has been eradicated in the state.The Plum Pox Virus is a disease that severely affects stone fruit production. Found... more »

MSU Joins RosBREED Project to Create Better Tasting Fruits

For Amy Iezzoni, quality fruit doesn't start at the grocery store; it starts in a laboratory. Iezzoni, a horticulture professor, will be part of the four-year, $14.4 million grant research project called RosBREED. The project... more »

Local Business Report: Agriculture Secretary Visits Research Center

For peach farmer Santo John Maccherone, the Rutgers Food Innovation Center made the difference in developing his peach cider. Vineland, N.J. Daily JournalClick here to read the rest of the story. more »

Larry’s World: IFTA President Touts Nova Scotia Industry

Standing in his mountaintop orchard at the highest point of the Annapolis Valley, Larry Lutz looks like king of the world. But it’s not his 55-acre family orchard that sets him near the pinnacle of... more »

Michigan’s Plum Pox Quarantine Ends

Nearly three years after Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) inspectors detected plum pox in Michigan, the quarantine that followed it has ended, according to Michigan State University Extension fruit educator Bill Shane. MDA imposed the... more »

Apple Industry Ponders Ways To Sell Upcoming Large Crop

Leaders of the U.S. apple industry met in Chicago in August to assess the size and condition of the 2009 crop – and perhaps learn some lessons from last year’s somewhat botched effort. The size... more »

Testing on Peaches Sheds Light on Pesticide Presence

As they munch through peach season, shoppers face an array of choices for the fuzzy fruit but little guidance on which type to pick. NewsOK Click here to read the rest of the story. more »

Rebellion in Idaho: Research Station, Slated for Closure, Incites Grower Resistance

At first, it seemed to be the “usual” kind of story. A land grant university, facing the need to cut its operating budget, reluctantly decides to close one of its experiment stations. The University of... more »

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