The Fruit Growers Associations of Rhode Island and Massachusetts held their first combined twilight meeting of the season on April 20, 2017 at Phantom Farms, Cumberland, RI. The focus of the evening was options for controlling weeds in apple orchards and other perennial fruit crops. [Read more…]
Managing plant diseases challenges many organic producers, but with the right products and techniques, farmers can improve yield, according to presenters at the recent eOrganic.info webinar, “Using biofungicides, biostimulants and biofertilizers to boost crop productivity and help manage vegetable diseases”, co-hosted by the Tomato Organic Management and Improvement Project. [Read more…]
Cullen Farrell and Kyle Ober are passionate about ingredients because the best ingredients make the best juice.
Co-founders of rijuice in Lancaster, PA, Farrell and Ober are enjoying success with a product they developed with a healthy mix of a dream and passion in the basement of a local bar three years ago. The first juice was a blend of apple, lemon and ginger, which is still popular today as Sunshine Daydream. [Read more…]
In 2008 the Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) was first spotted in California, Since then it has emerged as one of the most devastating pests of small and stone fruit in nearly every state and worldwide. The pest, of Asian origin, can multiply its population by 200 times within one to two weeks. [Read more…]
by Sally Colby
You’ve probably told someone, or perhaps someone has said those words to you: “It’s so good — you could sell it.”
But should and could are two different concepts. You might have a reputation for making the best peach jam or the hottest jalapeño spread in your state, but is it really something others would be willing to buy? [Read more…]