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Mass Aggie Seminars 2022

Use this link to register online!

Links to access the Zoom seminar will be sent out in a seperate e-mail prior to the date of the session(s) you have registered for.

Important information for registrants:

Mail in sign ups: We are currently working remotely. As such, mail is not collected on a daily basis. Once the mail has been collected those of you who sent in your forms will receive an email including the an access link(s). Please be sure to include your email, written legibly. Mail in registrants recieve a $5 discount (details included in the sign up form linked below).

Video access: These meetings will be recorded. A private link to the video will be shared with paid registrants only. This link will expire two months after you receive it.

If you do not wish to register online, you may print a registration mail-in form. Click 2022_mass_aggie_seminar_series.pdf for the 2022 Mass Aggie Workshop Series, and you will open a PDF version of the registration form. You can print this form, select the seminars that you wish to attend, and mail it with a check written out to UMass for the appropriate amount. 

 

Date Program
(click title or scroll down for seminar description)
Location
(click link to register)
Time Fee
February 5, 2022 Insects: Pests and Beneficials A live Zoom seminar 10:30am-noon $ 35
February 12, 2022 Orchard Diseases A live Zoom seminar 10:30am-noon $ 35
February 19, 2022 Home Orchard Establishment A live Zoom seminar 10:30am-noon $ 35
February 26, 2022 Home Orchard Pruning A live Zoom seminar 10:30am-noon $ 35
March 12, 2022

Growing Brambles

A live Zoom seminar 10:30am-noon $ 35
March 26, 2022

Growing Blueberries

A live Zoom seminar 10:30am-noon $ 35
 

 

     

Use this link to register online!

If you do not wish to register online, you may print a registration form to mail. Click2022_mass_aggie_seminar_series.pdf, and you will open a pdf version of the registration form. You can print this form, select the seminars that you wish to attend, and mail it with a check for the appropriate amount.

Date Program/Time/Location Description

February 5, 2022

10:30am - noon

Insects: Pests and Beneficials-

A Zoom seminar

Dr. Jaime Piñero

Join Dr. Jaime Piñero to learn the basics of insect pest identi­fication and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) including organic options and biological control, in the home orchard.

February 12, 2022

10:30am - noon

Orchard Diseases-

A Zoom seminar

Ms. Elizabeth Garofalo

Sometimes the smallest creatures can cause the greatest impact. Join in and learn about disease management for tree fruit. Key disease IPM concenpts will be discussed. Identification, biology and management of a selection of common tree fruit diseases will also be presented.

February 19, 2022

10:30am - noon

Home Orchard Establishment -

A Zoom seminar
Mr. Jon Clements 

Horticultural topics covered will be the basics of planting apple trees, including site selection, choice of variety and rootstock, planting best practices, tree training and pruning, fertilization, and ongoing fruit tree care (the focus of this session is primarily apples. The concepts discussed apply to pears, peaches and other tree fruit). 

February 26, 2022

10:30am - noon

Pruning the Home Orchard - A Zoom seminar
Mr. Jon Clements 

The joy of growing apples in the home garden is enjoying a renaissance. One of the key steps in successful apple growing is the act of pruning the trees. This can seem daunting and complicated, but it’s not!  Not once you understand the principles involved. Join in and learn how to properly prune your fruit trees (the focus of this session is primarily apples. The concepts discussed apply to pears, peaches and other tree fruit). 

March 12, 2022

10:30am - noon

Growing Brambles- 

A Zoom seminar

Ms. Sonia Schloemann

A 'How-To' and Virtual Clinic: this seminar will cover Planting, Early Care, Pruning and other horticultural considerations, and an overview of the dreaded spotted wing drosophila. 

March 26, 2022

10:30am - noon

Growing Blueberries- 

A Zoom seminar

Ms. Sonia Schloemann

Blueberries are among the most popular fruits to grow in the home garden.  They are healthful and well suited to grow in our New England conditions  Come learn the basics for pruning blueberries for your home landscape.