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Fruit Program News

  • 2022 Mass Aggie Seminars Series, Apples

    2022 Mass Aggie Seminars Announced!

    January 12, 2022
    Mass Aggie Fruit Seminars available to the public!
  • GLEXPO - Great Lakes Expo

    2021 GLEXPO Posters

    December 7, 2021
    At the 2021 Great Lakes Expo (GLEXPO) Jon Clements presented two posters on-site in Grand Rapids, MI...
  • Northeast Extension Fruit Consortium's 2022 Winter Webinar Series Announced

    November 19, 2021
    The Northeast Fruit Consortium launches its second annual FREE online educational series for fruit growers!
  • 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.


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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!

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    Bloom fruit twilight meeting

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

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    Current bud stages - April 19, 2021

    April 19, 2021

    Current bud stages - April 19, 2021.

    Apples are generally tight cluster+

    More photos here:

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    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: