Fruit Program News
2022 Mass Aggie Seminars Announced!January 12, 2022
2021 GLEXPO PostersDecember 7, 2021
Northeast Extension Fruit Consortium's 2022 Winter Webinar Series AnnouncedNovember 19, 2021
New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference "Light"October 30, 2021
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.
MFGA Summer Meeting - July 14, 2021July 14, 2021
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 meetingsJune 5, 2021
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!
Bloom fruit twilight meetingMay 6, 2021
Current bud stages - April 26, 2021April 26, 2021
Current bud stages: April 26, 2021
Apples are generally pink bud, some first bloom of Zestar!, Liberty, Redfield
Current bud stages - April 19, 2021April 19, 2021
Current bud stages - April 19, 2021.
Apples are generally tight cluster+
More photos here: https://ag.umass.edu/fruit/bud-stages/current-bud-stages-april-19-2021
Current bud stages - April 11, 2021April 12, 2021
Current bud stages - April 11, 2021. At the UMass Orchard, Belchertown, MA. Apples are generally in early tight cluste. Peache are very bud swell with some pink starting to show. Apricots are in bloom. This is 7-10 days ahead of "average." All current bud stages for April 11, 2021: https://ag.umass.edu/fruit/bud-stages/current-bud-stages-april-11-2021