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    Current bud stage photos updated

    April 9, 2024

    Apples are at green tip (Honeycrisp) to half-inch green (Gala). Current bud stages photos here...

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    Northeast Extension Fruit Consortium Sessions on YouTube!

    March 27, 2024
    NEFC winter session recordinngs available on YouTube!
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    MFGA Supports Extension Research

    March 26, 2024
    Massachusetts fruit growers must grow the best fruit they can for market. This requires many production decisions including insect, weed, disease and crop load management.
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    Announcing 2024 Mass Aggies!

    February 13, 2024
    The Mass Aggies are back!
  • Announcing the 2024 NEFC Meeting Line Up

    January 2, 2024
    The Northeast Extension Fruit Consortium is back in action and pleased to announce our 2024 launch time seminar series!
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    2023 apple maturity report updated

    October 20, 2023
    2023 apple maturity report updated here...
  • Natural Disaster Recovery Program for Agriculture has opened to assist with 2023 Natural Disasters

    September 6, 2023
    The Natural Disaster Recovery (NDR) Program for Agriculture has been opened up to provide financial assistance to agricultural operations that suffered crop losses from specific 2023 Natural Disasters. Applications are due by 4:00 pm on Friday, September 29th, 2023.    
  • Private Fund: Massachusetts Farm Resiliency Fund

    August 22, 2023
    The Healy-Driscoll administration, in partnership with United Way of Central Massachusetts (UWCM), has announced the philantropic Massachusetts Farm Resiliency Fund. This fund is in response to the rain and subsequent flooding events in July (resulting in a USDA Secretarial Disaster Designation). Applications are due by August 25, 2023.
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    A USDA Secretarial Disaster Designation has designated 10 Massachusetts counties as primary areas due to a freeze occurring from 05/17/2023 - 05/18/2023.

    August 19, 2023
    A USDA Secretarial Disaster Designation has designated 10 Massachusetts counties as primary areas due to a freeze occurring from 05/17/2023 - 05/18/2023
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    Kudos 27.5 WDG label update

    March 24, 2023
    Kudos 27.5 WDG label has been updated to include use on pears for growth control and fireblight suppression

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