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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.

Updated on October 30, 2021
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The Northeast Fruit Consortium launches its second annual FREE online educational series for fruit growers!

New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference 2021-Online Light!

December 13-17, 2021

Enjoy the New England Fruit and Vegetable Conference from the comfort of your own living room! The conference will be online this year, due to the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic. The program will be a streamlined version of our usual in-person content, with one morning and one afternoon session per day for one week, December 13th-17th. Tree fruit, small fruit, and vegetables will all be covered, and pesticide and certified crop advisor credits will be available. Check out the schedule, speaker line up and registration here. We hope to see you online this December, and in person in December 2022!

$50 registration fee gains you full access to the program and 3-months access to the recordings.

Session Topics will include: Tillage Reduction Innovations, Climate Adaption Strategies on the Farm, Soil Health, Automation for Small Vegetable Growers, Inspirations from Away, 2 Berry Crop Sessions and 2 Tree Fruit Sessions as well as a session on Vegetable Disease and Pest Updates.

Register: https://nevbga.com/nevfc/

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Massachusetts Fruit Growers Association Annual Summer Meeting

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Clarkdale Fruit Farms, Deerfield, MA

More information and register (by July 12) here: http://massfruitgrowers.org/2021/2021summermeeting.html

June fruit twilight meetings scheduled for Tuesday, June 8 at Honey Pot Hill Orchards in Stow, MA and Tuesday, June 15 at Outlook Farm, Westhampton, MA. Meetings start at 5:30 PM, no pre-registration required. One pesticide recertification credit available and a light supper will be served. There is a $20 meeting fee (cash preferred) payable at the door for those receiving pesticide credit. For more information click here. Hope to see you there!

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May 6, 2021 Apple Bloom Twilight Meeting, via Zoom, 5:30 to 7 PM