Northeast

SWD: A 2021 update for Pennsylvania berry growers

This is the time of year when spotted wing drosophila populations can rapidly increase in Pennsylvania, making efforts to control this pest a necessity for most berry crop growers. Updated info can be found through The... more »

New Jersey ag department highlights Jersey Fresh blueberries  

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture on July 14 highlighted the month as National Blueberry Month with a visit to Mento Farms in Atlantic County. New Jersey Department of Agriculture (NJDA) Secretary Douglas Fisher along... more »

Watch for blackberry damage and disorders in the Northeast

Blackberries are being harvested throughout the Delaware region currently. The blackberry is a composite fruit with many tiny berries (druplets) attached to a receptacle. These druplets are subject to damage during the ripening period. The... more »

Rodale Institute to hold Organic Field Day on July 23 in Pennsylvania

Rodale Institute, a supporter of regenerative organic agriculture, is set to hold its annual Organic Field Day on July 23 from 8:30 a.m.to 3:30 p.m. The Field Day is located at Rodale Institute’s 333-acre experimental... more »

State ag secretary seeks innovative research to grow Pennsylvania industry

Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding on June 30 called for research proposals on issues critical to sustaining and growing Pennsylvania's $132.5 billion agriculture industry. A total of $1.29 million is available to support eligible projects.... more »

‘Perfect conditions’ for growing peaches seen in New Jersey

New Jersey’s locally grown peaches are now available in supermarkets, community farmers markets and on farms, and New Jersey peach producers are celebrating a near-perfect growing season. This is one of the best Jersey-peach seasons in... more »

Cornell engineers, plant scientists pursue app to predict size of fall grape crops

Engineers and plant scientists from Cornell University are attempting to develop an inexpensive option for New York’s grape growers to predict how many tons of grapes will be harvested from their vineyards in the fall. ... more »

Applying compost in apple orchards could reduce need for synthetic fertilizer

As the saying goes, an apple a day keeps the doctor away. But what’s the key to growing a quality apple? Apple trees need access to important nutrients, which come from the soil. However, soil is... more »

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Grape industry changes seen in 1995

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