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New bacteria ID will help apple juice producers avoid spoilage

Apple juice lovers won’t be left with a bad taste, thanks to a new study that identifies three new bacteria species, one of which fouls up the flavor. The three new species – Alicyclobacillus mali,... more »

Over 200 New Jersey schools offering fresh fruit and vegetable program

In celebration of New Jersey Farm to School Week, Sept. 20-24, New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher on Sept. 23 announced 202 New Jersey schools are participating in the 2021-2022 school year’s Fresh... more »

Finalists announced for Grow-NY $3M business competition

Empire State Development and Cornell University's Center for Regional Economic Advancement announced Sept. 15 the 20 finalists for year three of Grow-NY, a food innovation and agriculture technology business challenge focused on enhancing the emerging... more »

Multi-state partnership advances sustainability in US wine industry

The largest winegrowing states in the country – California, Oregon, New York and Washington, which produce 95% of U.S. wine – have established educational and certification sustainability programs over the past two decades, furthering the... more »

New Jersey farm sues labor department over ‘paperwork mistake’

A new lawsuit launched by a fourth-generation family farm asks whether a single government agency can act as prosecutor, judge and jury when handing out potentially ruinous fines, a news release representing the farm indicated.... more »

Use netting to control birds in vineyards

Vineyard managers should take care to control birds at this time when sugar contents are peaking in grapes, making them a highly desirable food source. Netting is probably the most effective control method, followed by... more »

Southern blight of apple new disease for Pennsylvania fruit growers

The 2021 growing season has been producing a couple of surprises, the latest being increased incidences of southern blight on apple. Southern blight of apple was first observed in Pennsylvania in 2018 and, unfortunately, is... more »

Anya Osatuke named Cornell CCE’s Western NY Berry Extension specialist

Growers in western New York will be seeing a new face around the Cornell Cooperative Extension offices. Anya Osatuke has joined the team as western New York berry Extension specialist. Osatuke grew up in Ohio... more »

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