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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.

Picking and handling tree ripe peaches

Jon Clements, Extension Tree Fruit Specialist, University of Massachusetts Amherst

It is not necessary to wait for peaches to soften before they are tree-ripe. Here are a few pointers for picking tree-ripe peaches, and then for handling peaches when you get them home.

NEW Fact Sheet: F-140 Branching Young Apple Trees with Plant Growth Regulators

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... 

http://ag.umass.edu/fruit/fact-sheets/f-140-branching-young-apple-trees-with-plant-growth-regulators

2017 SWD Insecticide Recommendations for Small Fruit and Stone Fruit
SWD ID (from Oregon State Univ.)

The 2017 insecticide recommendations for controlling Spotted Wing Drosophila can be found here: