Stop Gray Mold on Strawberries – 2022 Guide

Botrytis fruit rot, commonly called gray mold, damages an exceptionally wide range of hosts, including berries, ornamentals, and vegetables. Although numerous troublesome pathogens exist, Botrytis cinerea often causes the most serious losses in strawberries. The fungus affects the flower petals, stalks, and the fruit and fruit cups. Strawberries are a major fruit crop, and Botrytis … Read more

You Should Think about Planting a Mulberry Tree for These Seven Reasons

Mulberry Tree

The mulberry tree is often confused with a bush, as people think they are a bush plant. Actually, these trees can be enormous, and if they are left to grow wild and unchecked, some varieties are capable of growing 80 feet high and spread a wide canopy that will easily engulf an entire lawn in … Read more

Strawberries in the Northeast

Culinary options abound with beautiful berries. A local collaboration between Vanillen Dairy in Ovid, N.Y., Seneca Lake-based Eremita Winery and Seneca Breeze Berries resulted in a strawberry cheesecake wine ice cream that is available at Cayuga Lake Creamery, Interlaken, N.Y., while supplies last. When one thinks of eating fresh, locally grown strawberries in the Northeast, … Read more