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Dave WeinstockDave Weinstock covered the U.S. fruit industry east of the Mississippi for Good Fruit Grower magazine.

He has worked in legislative public relations for the Pennsylvania State Grange; as a reporter and managing editor at Michigan Farmer, under the late Richard Lehnert, covering the livestock, forestry and legislative beats; as a journalism college professor at three state-related schools in Michigan and Texas; and has an extensive career as a freelance journalism, covering information technology, computing, data networks, golf course management, electrical contracting, landscaping and agriculture.

Dave holds a bachelors degree from Penn State University and a Ph.D from Michigan State University.

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My Recent Articles

  • Still the Ones

Fighting fire blight

October 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Antibiotics and Apogee continue to top the list of control products.

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Thinning without carbaryl

October 21st, 2016|2 Comments

Darwin thinning followed by MaxCel application shows promise for Galas and Honeycrisps.

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Growing with Pazazz

October 20th, 2016|0 Comments

New York grower Dan Pettit shares his experience growing Honeybear Brands’ latest club variety.

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Beating bitter pit in Honeycrisp

October 19th, 2016|0 Comments

The key lies in combining foliar calcium sprays with reduced potassium fertilization.

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Cornell looks for insects that may transmit fire blight bacteria

September 30th, 2016|0 Comments

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Matt Boucher, a doctoral student at Cornell University, thinks insect transmission is one way fruit

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FDA awards Pennsylvania $6.3 million FSMA grant

September 27th, 2016|0 Comments

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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has announced  that the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture  received a $6.3

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Let there be light on pears

September 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Two Washington pear growers try to bring light to lower canopies with trees on Y-trellises.

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In the hunt for cold-hardy pears

September 22nd, 2016|1 Comment

A Vermont organic grower is evaluating 84 pear varieties as cold-hardy rootstock candidates.

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The big push for a dwarfing rootstock

September 15th, 2016|0 Comments

Amelanchier rootstock continues to exceed expectations, while cold-hardy quince candidates have been narrowed to 14 accessions.

  • Wafler Huron Fruit System

The tech advantage of digital oversight – Video

September 1st, 2016|0 Comments

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Wafler Farms wanted to do more than just mechanize tasks on the farm.

Paul Wafler also

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Orchard innovators: Practices should change with mechanization

September 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Learning Wafler Farms’ tall spindle tipped (TST) system.

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Mechanization is rolling along — Video

August 31st, 2016|0 Comments

Innovative New York growers find success with platforms and more.

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Bayer AG says it will no longer sell Belt (flubendiamide)

August 12th, 2016|0 Comments

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Bayer AG announced it will no longer sell Belt (flubendiamide) insecticide in the United States

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Troublesome pest makes a comeback

August 10th, 2016|1 Comment

Thought to be eradicated years ago, grape rootworm has returned to New York and Pennsylvania vineyards.

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Bearing down on black stem borers – VIDEO

July 29th, 2016|1 Comment

New York researchers working to stop one of the newest apple pests.