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Fruit Program News

September 29, 2020

Are you a farmer or rancher whose operation has been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic? USDA is implementing Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19.

September 23, 2020
SLF, Invasive insect

Connecticut has established Spotted Lanternfly populations in both West Haven and Greenwich. Both locations are close to Long Island NY, which announced its own established SLF population on August 14, 2020.

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September 8, 2020
Cider Apple: Major

Cider apple maturity video updates, September 8, 2020. Cider Chick YouTube Channel

September 3, 2020
UMass IPM Fruit Loop

New UMass IPM Fruit Loop Podcast, Episode Number 20 is up and ready for a listen! UMass IPM Fruit Loop

September 1, 2020

Apple maturity report updated, 31-August, 2020. McIntosh, Gala, Honeycrisp, Ginger Gold, Silken, Akane, MAIA-SM.

August 25, 2020
MAIA-SM on 082420

2020 apple maturity report updated, August 25, 2020. Zestar!, Sansa, Ginger Gold, Premier Honeycrisp, Paulared, Akane, and MAIA-SM.

August 19, 2020
Tree fruit

The Greenfield Recorder's Andy Castillo shares fruit grower's insights into the 2020 season.

A Fruitful Season

August 18, 2020
Ginger gold, maturity reports

Join Extension Educator Jon Clements every Tuesday at noon for his apple maturity open office hour. Jon will discuss apple maturity updates, PYO logistics and hold an open discussion. The open office hour can be joined via Zoom: ... Read more »

August 10, 2020
tree-ripe peaches

Jon Clements Extension Tree Fruit Specialist, UMass Amherst

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June 10, 2020

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has launched a grant program to support farms and other food businesses and institutions that have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis.