Fruit Program News
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
Current bud stages - April 5, 2021April 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 ThinningApril 1, 2021
Current bud stages update - March 27, 2021March 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.
2021 Pre-season PGR (apple thinning) BriefingMarch 5, 2021