Northeast

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 »

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 »

New York Apple Association earns Gold and Silver Telly Awards

The New York Apple Association’s (NYAA) series of videos featuring New York apple growers and Kelly Springer, registered dietitian for NYAA have won two prestigious Telly awards. The New York Apple Association is pushing the... more »

UNH kiwiberry team boosts production with first plant verification effort

One of the main barriers to commercial kiwiberry production for regional growers is knowing which varieties available from commercial nurseries are the most ideal to grow in the region. Now for the first time, growers... more »

Jim Allen, former president and CEO of New York Apple Association, retiring

Jim Allen, vice president of marketing for New York Apple Sales, will be retiring on June 26. Allen has been with NYAS since February 2017. According to a news release, Allen has been in the... more »

Penn State offers ‘H-2A Ag Workers Visa Growers’ Forum’

The "H-2A Agricultural Workers Visa Growers Forum: Program Updates under COVID-19" is an open forum webinar for growers and farmers during the COVID-19 pandemic and takes place on May 28, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This... more »

New Jersey outlines COVID-19 guidance for seasonal farm workers and employers

In an effort to help protect the thousands of seasonal farm workers in New Jersey, the state Departments of Health, Agriculture, and Labor and Workforce Development have issued guidance on working conditions as well as... more »


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