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Crops, Dairy, Livestock and Equine

CDLE provides extension outreach information for equine, crop and dairy/livestock producers. Assistance is provided in development of production management strategies and viability assessment, and in obtaining information product quality, and environmental monitoring. The CDLE Team involves faculty and staff in the Depts of Plant, Soil, Insect Sciences, and Veterinary and Animal Sciences.

Current Newsletter: CDLE Newsletter 2015 Vol. 18:1
In This Issue:

Upcoming Announcements


2014 Massachusetts Corn Hybrid Evaluation Addendum

Tuber Yield Influenced by Cover Crops

L-Dopa in Fava Beans for Parkinson's Disease Research

2015 Massachusetts Outstanding Dairy Farm
Annual Dairy Twilight Meeting

Wednesday August 5, 2015
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Hosted by: Whittiers
Whittier Farm
90 Douglas Road, Sutton, MA 01590

For more information and directions to Whittier Farm, visit

Or contact Masoud Hashemi at: (413)545-1843 masoud[at]umass[dot]edu or Kelly Kraemer at (413)545-5221 kkraemer[at]umass[dot]edu

What to Know About the Current Pathogenic Avian Influenza Outbreaks

Since December 2014, USDA has confirmed cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 in the Pacific, Central and Mississippi Flyways (migratory paths for birds). The disease has been found in wild birds, as well as in some backyard and commercial poultry flocks.

There are three important things that you need to know about this situation.