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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 May 16, 2022
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The UMass Extension Fruit Team is offering paid internship opportunities to undergaduate students.

This internship opportunity brings together a multidisciplinary team of researchers and Extension professionals from UMass Amherst to support undergraduate research and Extension training for a technology-enhanced agricultural science, applied research and Extension. We emphasize connecting research with practice in ways that support and promote the sustainability of local food production systems.

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If you have not looked at NEWA (Network for Environment & Weather Applications, https://newa.cornell.edu/) since last year (or perhaps never?) you will notice a major change in the user interface now that NEWA 3.0 (as opposed to the ‘old’ NEWA or NEWA 2.0) is fully deployed. Here are some major enhancements and features you should know about to make NEWA more useful and user friendly. I call them my Top 10 NEWA Tips. Before I get to that though, a reminder NEWA is one decision support tool you can use and is not the final word. If in doubt, consult your crop consultant, agrichemical sales person, or UMass Extension for further advice.

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NEWA 3.0 Tutorial - Online Workshop
February 7, 2022, 9am—12:30pm
The new NEWA 3.0 system is online (https://newa.cornell.edu/), and 2022 will be the first year when you will not be able to use the old version. If you have not yet looked at the new website, or if you have looked at it but weren’t sure how to best use it, the “NEWA 3.0 Tutorial Online Workshop” is perfect for you.

Register now: https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIldempqjoqH9DBksZXqKQ_B3epoAHmT64P

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