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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.

2018 Vegetable Program Survey

The UMass Extension Vegetable Program looking for your feedback! Your response to our Vegetable Program Survey will help us adapt the program to better meet your needs as growers, farm workers, ag service providers, and home gardeners. The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete.

 

Click here to take the 2019 Vegetable Program Survey.

2019 Winter Workshop Series - Registration is now open!

Join the UMass Extension Vegetable Program for hands-on workshops this winter!

Pesticide Versatility Charts Now Available

With so many crops to manage on diverse New England farms, growers often ask us which materials are labeled for both fruit and vegetable applications so that they can purchase one pesticide that can be used on all or most of their crops. This project has been on the list to do for years, and this winter our program assistant Genevieve Higgins was able to tackle it. We hope you will find these tables helpful in choosing the most versatile pesticides!