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UMass Extension Vegetable
UMass Extension Vegetable Program

The UMass Extension Vegetable Team provides both research and educational programs for a diverse and thriving vegetable industry in Massachusetts and the region.

The UMass Extension Vegetable team is a multidisciplinary group including specialists in sustainable vegetable production, cover crops and soil fertility, IPM and organic management of weeds, insects and diseases, disease diagnostics, plant breeding, development of new crops especially for ethnic and immigrant communities (http://worldcrops.org/), education of new and immigrant farmers, and marketing.

Plant Diagnostic Lab Moving to French Hall
French Hall, UMass

Plant Diagnostic Lab moves to French Hall

2016-2017 New England Vegetable Management Guide Available Now!
NE Veg Management Guide cover

The 2016-2017 New England Vegetable Management Guide is a comprehensive guide to current production and pest management techniques for commercial vegetable crops. There are in-depth sections on cultural practices, vegetable transplant production, integrated pest management for insects, weeds and diseases, and on individual vegetable crops. Fertility and pesticide information has been fully updated for both organic and conventional production.

 

Purchase copies of the Guide at the UMass Extension Bookstore. Their updated on-line portal allows you to purchase items directly from their website using a MasterCard or Visa, or by printing your confirmation and mailing it in with a check. You can also order by phone by calling 1-877-UMASSXT (within MA) or 1-413-545-2717.

Buy the Guide by itself, or as a package with the NE Vegetable & Strawberry Pest ID Guide. The Pest ID Guide contains over 200 full-color images of the weeds, insects, diseases, and disorders that may be affecting your crops, and beneficial insects too. The Pest ID Guide is an indispensable companion to the Veg Guide, and you save big when you buy them together!

 

Guide pricing:

  • 2016-2017 New England Vegetable Management Guide alone:                $25.00
  • Northeast Vegetable & Strawberry Pest Identification Guide alone:        $15.00
  • Veg Guide & Pest ID combo pack:                                                                   $30.00

 

Nutrient Management Regulations

CMR 31.00 Plant Nutrient Application Requirements for Agricultural Land and Land Not Used for Agricultural Purposes went into effect December 5th, 2015.  Click here to find UMass Extension resources to help vegetable farmers with nutrient management. Click here to view UMass Extension's nutrient management guidelines and BMPs for other agricultural commodities and green industries.