Cider Apple Survey: Please respond by September 1

August 25, 2014 As part of the Vermont Working Lands Enterprise Initiative-funded project “Apple Market Optimization and Expansion through Value-Added Hard Cider Production,” we are conducting a survey of orchards and commercial hard cider makers to assess demands and production capacity for apples that may be destined for the hard cider market. There are two […]

Vermont producers complete institutional and wholesale market survey by 9/15

This is a forwarded request from the Vermont Agency of Ag to complete a survey to assess opportunities for produce growers to sell to local wholesale and institutional markets. TB.

DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR 2012 FRUIT CROP LOSSES ANNOUNCED

August 7, 2014 From Pam Smith at UVM Extension Risk Management: DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR 2012 FRUIT CROP LOSSES ANNOUNCED Enrollment Began July 22 Producers who experienced losses to bush or tree fruit crops due to frost, freeze or other weather-related conditions during the 2012 crop year may be eligible for assistance through the Noninsured Crop […]

Northern Grapes Project August News You Can Use: Grape Berry Ripening

This is also on the Northern Grapes Website at http://northerngrapesproject.org/?page_id=802 News You Can Use   Grape Berry Ripening Marquette clusters during veraison at Parley Lake Winery in Waconia, MN. photo: Seth Reid As we head into August, veraison will commence, and along with it, thoughts of when to harvest. A great deal of research has […]

Michigan State: Post-Infection Disease Management in Vineyards

August 4, 2014 Dr. Annemiek Schilder summarizes options for post-infection disease management in vineyards in a recent post: http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/what_to_do_when_you_start_seeing_disease_in_the_vineyard_post_infection_tre?utm_source=Pest+Management+-+MSU+Extension+News+-+8-4-14&utm_campaign=Pest+Management+8-4-14&utm_medium=email Terence Bradshaw, UVM Tree Fruit and Viticulture Specialist Where trade names or commercial products are used for identification, no discrimination is intended and no endorsement is implied. Always read the label before using any pesticide. The […]

Industry-Supported Cider Apple Research commences at UVM

August 4, 2014 Since 2008, the hard cider industry nationwide has seen annual growth of over 50%, which presents a significant opportunity for apple growers to increase sales of fruit to that market. Vermont is a leader in the production of hard cider, as it is home to Vermont Hard Cider Company (makers of Woodchuck […]