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UMass Extension Fruit Program
Welcome page for Fruit

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.

2016 Drought Information and Resources
Massachusetts Drought Monitor Map for July 14, 2016

2016 Drought Status and Related Information -
As of July 12, 2016 the US Drought Monitor is reporting over 60% of Massachusetts is in a state of Moderate to Severe Drought.  See: http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/Home/StateDroughtMonitor.aspx?MA.  The worst is in a swath from Northern Hamden County diagonally Northeast to Essex County. 

2016 Insecticides for Blueberry, Strawberry, Brambles and Grapes for Controlling SWD (UConn)
Clemson smartphone app series tackles fruit diseases and pests

Fruit growers can now fight insects and disease from the palm of their hands with technology developed at Clemson University and in collaboration with scientists from Cornell University, the University of Massachusetts, Penn State University, the North Carolina State University, and the University of Georgia.