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    MFGA Summer Meeting - July 14, 2021

    July 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:

  • June fruit twilight meetings

    June 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!

  • redfield042621

    Bloom fruit twilight meeting

    May 6, 2021
    May 6, 2021 Apple Bloom Twilight Meeting, via Zoom, 5:30 to 7 PM
  • zestar042621

    Current bud stages - April 26, 2021

    April 26, 2021

    Current bud stages: April 26, 2021 

    Apples are generally pink bud, some first bloom of Zestar!, Liberty, Redfield

  • zestarappl041921

    Current bud stages - April 19, 2021

    April 19, 2021

    Current bud stages - April 19, 2021.

    Apples are generally tight cluster+

    More photos here:

  • apricot041121

    Current bud stages - April 11, 2021

    April 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:

  • Current bud stages - April 5, 2021

    April 5, 2021

    Current bud stages, 5-April, 2021. At the UMass Orchard in Belchertown, MA. Apples are generally at green tip plus.

  • Ask the Expert Series Orchard Edition - Tree Fruit Thinning

    April 1, 2021
    Ask the Expert Series Orchard Edition Please Join us for an Interactive Discussion on Tree Fruit Thinning...Tuesday, April 7, 2021 at 9 AM
  • Current bud stages update - March 27, 2021

    March 27, 2021

    Apples are at green tip. Time for copper and oil sprays, continue chopping leaves, and fertilizer and herbicide applications can begin anytime...and set your green tip biofix if using NEWA or RIMpro.

  • Gala apple fruitlets

    2021 Pre-season PGR (apple thinning) Briefing

    March 5, 2021
    Pre-season apple thinning briefing for growers: Using PGR’s to optimize crop load for a profitable 2021 Thursday, March 18, 2021 12 noon to 2 PM Via Zoom (pre-registration is required)