Northeast

Two-day in-depth school for tree fruit growers planned

The Cornell Fruit Team is planning a "Precision Crop Load Management and Plant Growth Regulator Use in Apples," an in-depth school for tree fruit growers, extension educators, and crop consultants on March 26 and 27,... more »

Study reveals NYS apple industry’s true economic impact

Economic development boards and policymakers often have to make tough decisions when trying to boost the economy of rural areas. Should they give the green light to, say, a manufacturing plant? Or would an agricultural... more »

Catharine Young to lead Center of Excellence at Cornell AgriTech

Catharine Young, a Republican New York state senator representing western New York and a staunch advocate for agriculture and economic development statewide, has been named director of the New York State Center of Excellence for Food... more »

Carroll receives Excellence in Integrated Pest Management Award

Cornell University's Juliet Carroll, fruit IPM coordinator, received an Excellence in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Award from the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program (NYSIPM) at the Viticulture day of the B.E.V. (Business, Enology,... more »

Equipment modifications, trials featured in IFTA tour

New equipment – everything from a harvest surveillance system to netting to protect from hail – were featured in a tour on the final day of the International Fruit Tree Association’s (IFTA) annual conference Feb.... more »

$68.9M set aside for USDA grape lab at Cornell AgriTech

After years of advocating for funding to improve the infrastructure for grape research, U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced Feb. 26 $68.9 million to build a new federal grape genetics research lab at Cornell AgriTech in... more »

Drape Net a viable option for orchard protection

An Australian product for tree fruit crop protection is making inroads to North America. Drape Net is a system for literally draping trees with netting that – similar to more expensive netting systems built into... more »

Virginia Is deemed ‘ripe’ for berry growing

Virginia is not just for lovers, but for berry growers, too, according Dr. Reza Rafie, Virginia State University (VSU) Extension specialist in horticulture. That’s because after conducting extensive research of berry production across central and southside... more »


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