Category Archives

Archive of posts published in the category: Fruit
Mar
12

Not Just for Car Dealerships Anymore?

Fruit Grower News featured an article about research being done  in Michigan and New York on a new method to prevent bird damage to fruit. Researchers from Cornell University and Michigan State University are working with growers to test the use of “inflatable dancers”,…

Feb
20

DELAWARE PRODUCE FOOD SAFETY TRAININGS FOR 2014

In 2014, three initial training opportunities will be offered for produce growers on food safety and good agricultural practices and good handling practices (GAP’s and GHP’s) by the Delaware Cooperative Extension.  Training covers microbial food contaminants, outbreaks associated with produce, how produce becomes…

Jun
17

Blueberry Educational Meeting at Bennett Orchards

On Saturday, June 8 the rain held of long enough for us to have a nice blueberry educational meeting and tour the three year old planting at Bennett Orchards in Frankford, Delaware. If you missed the meeting you can check out these links…

Mar
25

New Table Grape Varieties for the Eastern US

Dr. John Clark at the University of Arkansas has recently released four new table grape cultivars: ‘Faith’, ‘Gratitude’, ‘Joy’ and ‘Hope’.  When at the Southern Region American Society for Horticultural Science meeting in February I attended presentations by Dr. Clark and several other…