Fruit Program News
New JMCEXTMAN blog post: Precision chemical apple thinning in MA in 2017
OK, I have been through this before, the whole measuring apple fruitlets thing and entering data into the precision thinning spreadsheet to determine if I needed to do more chemical thinning (or not) routine...read more
!!!Please note that the Annual Business Meeting date is different than what is printed in the NEVFC program. The meeting will be held atnoon, immediately following the Stone Fruit session on Wednesday!!!
Massachusetts Fruit Growers' Association
Annual Business Meeting
New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference
Pemigewasset Ballroom (Ballroom A)
Radisson Hotel, Manchester, NH
12:00 Noon, Wednesday, December 13, 2017
- Opening remarks - Cook
- Minutes of the last Annual Business Meeting - Autio
- Secretary's report - Autio
- Treasurer's report - Autio
- Committee reports
- Legislative - Dowse
- UMass Fruit Advisory - Carlson
- Harvest Labor - O’Toole
- Marketing, Publicity, & Promotion - Nicewicz
- Trustees of the UMass Cold Spring Orchard - Chandler
- Old business
- Presentation of nominations
- Election of officers and directors for 2018
- Passing of the gavel to the new president
Please note that the Annual Business Meeting date is different than what is printed in the NEVFC program. The meeting will be held atnoon, immediately following the Stone Fruit session on Wednesday.
New England wide Extension tree fruit specialists have been hard at work to update the on-line version of the New England Tree Fruit Management Guide, which can now be found here: http://netreefruit.org/ We will continue making updates and adding content as the 2018 growing season approaches! Please be sure to bookmark, and note that it is mobile friendly, so add a shortcut icon to your smartphone home screen!
Online registration is now open for the 2017 New England Fruit and Vegetable Meetings in Manchester, NH, to be held December 12-14. As usual, there will be sessions for growers of all scales, scopes, and specialty crops, including two sessions each for apples and grapes, a stone fruit session, a cider and cider apple session. On-line registration deadline/discount is November 30.
Registration information may be found at: https://newenglandvfc.org/registration
Beginning in early September, apple maturity reports from the UMass Orchard are being updated here until the end of harvest...
NEW Fact Sheet: F-140 Branching Young Apple Trees with Plant Growth Regulators
Cowgill, W., J. Clements and W. Autio
Plant growth regulator use instructions for promoting/increasing branching on nursery and young apple trees for better tree quality and early fruit production...