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UMass Fruit Team summer meeting

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Event date/time: 
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

The UMass Fruit Team will be holding a (slightly different than usual) summer meeting this year!

Dr. Tracy Leskey, Director of the USDA-ARS Innovative Fruit Production, Improvement and Protection Entomology Lab in Kearneysville, WV, will join us to share details of her latest research on Spotted Lantern Fly and Brown Marmorated Stink Bug.

When: Jul 23, 2020 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

2 pesticide applicator re-certification credits available!!!

Please, register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


5:30 PM: Welcome & Intro - Ben Clark (MFGA President)

5:35: Coronavirus Food Assistance Program; Paycheck Protection Program and a potential new pilot crop insurance program - Tom Smiarowski

5:40: Disease update - Liz Garofalo

5:55: Harvest management update - Dr. Duane Greene

6:20: Research update: Monitoring and Attract-and-Kill systems for Spotted Wing Drosophila and Apple Maggot Fly - Dr. Jaime Pinero

6:40: Latest brown marmortated stink bug and spotted lanternfly research update - Dr. Tracy Leskey

7:15: Q&A, Special Announcement and adjourn

2 pesticide applicator re-certification credits available!!!

We will also be keeping up the orchard tour tradition! This year, since we are unable to join you all in the orchard, we will be inviting you to take a tour of all our research at the UMass Orchard on our YouTube Channel! We will be sharing short videos (pssst, take a look now for an early release summer tour video!) of all the great work happening at the Orchard and even treat you to a visit to the farthest reaches of the Orchard we don’t normally get to take you to on our in-person tours. Everyone gets a front row seat this year!

But wait, that's not all!! Dr. Jaime Piñero will send those of you who are interested two laminated IPM infographics (shown above) for your farmstand or just general enjoyment. This is an excellent tool to use when discussing your farm's IPM strategies with the public. To receive this gift, please be sure to include your address when registering for the summer meeting.

Contact's name: 
Elizabeth Garofalo
Contact's email: