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Fruit Program Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 8:30am
The Spotted Lanternfly was first detected in the United States in 2014, but this non-native, invasive insect has since had a large impact on agricultural and ornamental crops and the quality of life of many Pennsylvania residents. This insect is unfortunately on the move, having been detected in additional states including Delaware, New York, Virginia, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Maryland. What can we do in Massachusetts to prepare for this insect? Knowledge is power.
Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 8:30am
A winter growers' meeting hosted by the New England Vegetable & Berry Growers' Association and the New England Cooperative Extensions. Farmers, Extension personnel and industry will present on a variety of topics important to vegetable and small fruit growers
Monday, February 25, 2019 (All day)
Welcome to 2019 IFTA Annual Conference and Tours. February 25-29, 2019, Rochester, NY We are excited to bring you a top notch program featuring leaders in the Fruit Tree Industry and informative orchard tours.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 8:30am
Anyone working outdoors runs the risk of encountering and contracting a tick-associated disease from multiple tick species in Massachusetts. UMass Extension is bringing together speakers who will discuss what is currently known about tick and tick-associated diseases in Massachusetts and surrounding states, habitat and winter survival of ticks, personal protection, and the management of ticks in landscapes.