Joseph Gergela

Fruit flies swarm a piece of fruit (credit: CBS 2)

Fruit Flies Damaging Long Island Berry Crops, Could Cause Price Hike

Consumers in the New York area are now on alert after the Asian fruit fly that first caused millions of dollars in damage to the cherry harvest in the west has made its way east via wind currents.

09/10/2013

Sun beats down on crops on Long Island (credit: CBS 2)

Heat Wave Could Damage Crops, Impact Prices For Local Produce

This has been an especially tough growing year. The spring growing season was stunted due to cool temperatures and rain, and now a week long unrelenting burst of humid heat is taxing fields and farm stands across the East End.

07/16/2013