Mid-Atlantic

Strawberry variety features bright red, sweet fruit

The USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) strawberry breeding program in Beltsville, Maryland, is releasing a new cultivar, Lumina, which produces lustrous bright red strawberries that are large and sweet. Early research results quickly showed that... more »

Keystone State honors growers, Extension agents

During the first day of the Mid-Atlantic Fruit & Vegetable Convention in Hershey, Pennsylvania, the region's specialty crops leaders honored growers and others for their industry contributions. At the Jan. 30 Annual Fruit & Growers... more »

UGA leads effort to tackle emerging threat to watermelons

Growers of cucurbits — which include melons, pumpkin, squash and cucumbers — face numerous challenges in production, leading to decreased profitability and less produce on grocery shelves. Weeds, insect pests and plant diseases are prominent... more »

USDA chief visits Rice Fruit apple packinghouse

The Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) visited an Adams County, Pennsylvania, apple packer, shipper and marketer. Under Secretary Alexis Taylor toured Rice Fruit Co. During... more »

Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention to include strawberry growers group

Multiple concurrent educational sessions and a large industry trade show will be featured during the three days of the 2024 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention. In its 47th year, this coming year’s event is scheduled... more »

WAVEx webinar to highlight spotted lanternfly threat

The Washington State Wine Commission (WSWC) and Washington State University invite winegrape growers to register for an upcoming webinar on the havoc that can be caused by the spotted lanternfly, an invasive species that continues... more »

Cranberry Marketing Order suspended in wake of vote

The USDA is no longer collecting assessments from cranberry growers and handlers after they voted to discontinue the Cranberry Marketing Order. The marketing order regulated the handling of cranberries grown in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut,... more »

Northeast SARE grant proposals due soon

Proposals for Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) farmer grants are due Nov. 14 for the Northeast region. Northeast SARE covers Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island,... more »

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