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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.

2017 Program Survey

Every year we gather feedback from recipients of our programming to help us do a better job serving the fruit growers in Massachusetts and New England.  We hope you'll take a few minutes to give us your feedback by taking a brief survey.  The questions are general in nature and help us learn more about how you are receiving information from us, how helpful you find it, and how we might do better.
 

UMass Fruit Team Seeks Undergraduate Summer Intern(s) with Pay!

Apple blossoms The UMass Fruit Team (umassfruit.com) is looking for one (or two) full-time, spring- summer undergraduate student Integrated Pest Management assistants/interns.

These are PAID hourly positions!

Main responsibilities to include (but are not limited to): install and maintain orchard pest monitoring equipment and other orchard fieldwork tasks as required. Mostly, this is a learning/mentoring position for the right individual(s). Therefore, we might expect you to also draft content for newsletters and other publications based on monitoring information and relevant field observations.

New video on High Density Apple Orchards
New video on High Density Apple Orchards

Fruit production specialist Jon Clements of UMass Extension demonstrates more efficient growing methods to produce greater yields and higher-quality fruit from Massachusetts apple orchards. This new technology is the future for the next generation of apple growers in Massachusetts and beyond.

View video of High Density Apple Orchards