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About the UMass Extension Fruit Program

The UMass Extension Fruit Program's mission is to assist fruit growers with all aspects of commercial orchard, vineyard, and berry production. It is a cooperative program of research and extension in the College of Natural Sciences, Center for Agriculture Food and the Environment (CAFE), and the Stockbirdge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Nine faculty and staff people cooperate to form the UMass Fruit Program, a part of UMass Extension.

This site includes all of our written publications, including Healthy Fruit, Berry Notes, Fruit Notes, New England Apple Pest Management Guide, New England Small Fruit Pest Management Guide, and all factsheets. Subscribers gain access to this information immediately. Otherwise, it will be made available after a period of time.

Feel free to contact members of the team to discuss specific issues. Contact information is provided by clicking the "CONTACT" button at the top, right-hand corner of every page. If you have a problem and you do not know who to ask, please contact Sonia Schloemann, Program Leader.