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UMass Extension Fruit Program

The UMass Extension Fruit Program's mission is to assist fruit growers with all aspects of horticultural and pest management. It is part of the Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment within the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts.

Pear psylla active in Massachusetts Orchards

Pear psylla adults have become active egg layers with warm temperatures in Massachusetts pear orchards. These pictures of adults and eggs on pear buds were taken last week by Jaime Pinero in eastern Massachusetts. Early season psylla control beginning with oil sprays is essential for season-long management. For more information see:

Pear psylla in New England Tree Fruit Management Guide

2-Swollen bud spray table for pears in New England Tree Fruit Management Guide



Current bud stages updated 17-April, 2018

Current bud stages updated 17-April, 2018, UMass Cold Spring Orchard, Belchertown, MA


April Extension Fruit Twilight Meetings

April Extension Fruit Twilight Meetings, April 10, 11, and 12, 2018. For commercial fruit growers. Pesticide re-certification credits will be offered.

There are currently no upcoming events.