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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.

Know YOUR Farm, Deliver The BEST -- 64th Annual IFTA "Virtual" Conference

The 2021 IFTA Annual Conference, Know Your Farm, Deliver the Best, will be held from Monday to Wednesday, February 22-24, as five online sessions that mirror the usual conference format - two educational sessions on Day 1, a tour of orchards and research plots on Day 2, and two educational sessions on Day 3.

The IFTA Conference Organizing and Education Committees have worked hard to achieve as traditional an annual conference as possible, as well as creating new opportunities to maintain a high return-on-investment value under such virtual conference conditions and a unique opportunity to reach a wider international grower audience. For more information and to register for the Conference visit the IFTA website.

At the 2020 Great Lakes Expo, held virtually December 9-11, 2020, Jon Clements submitted four posters during the virtual poster session...

2021 Mass Aggie Fruits

UMass Extension Fruit Team Mass Aggies are Back, LIVE and online! Click here to see what your friendly local fruit specialists have cooked up for your 2021 growing season.

Are you a farmer or rancher whose operation has been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic? USDA is implementing Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19.

SLF, Invasive insect

Connecticut has established Spotted Lanternfly populations in both West Haven and Greenwich. Both locations are close to Long Island NY, which announced its own established SLF population on August 14, 2020.

Good news: MA does not, as of September 23... Read more »