In 2020/21, Extension Educators and Faculty from New England and New York came together to organize a series of free online fruit educational meetings to provide growers across the Northeast and beyond important updates on horticultural and pest management topics. This year they are at it again!
Currently eight of the sessions have been posted on-line and are open for reegistration. Information can be found here: https://ag.umass.edu/fruit/news-events/northeast-fruit-consortium
Subjects include (but are not limited to) Spotted lanternfly, fungicide resistance, crop load management, weed management peach disorders and more!
The Northeast Extension Fruit Consortium consists of: Ms. Elizabeth Garofalo, Dr. Jaime Piñero, Extension Educator and Extension Faculty, University of Massachusetts Extension Fruit Program; Dr. Terence Bradshaw, Assistant Professor, University of Vermont; Mr. Jeremy Delisle, UNH Cooperative Extension, Hillsborough County; Dr. Renae Moran, Professor of Pomology and Mr. Glen Koehler, Associate Scientist Maine Food and Agriculture Center, University of Maine; Ms. Heather Faubert, Research Associate, University of Rhode Island Cooperative Extension; Ms. Mary Concklin Visiting Extension Educator, IPM Program Coordinator, University of Connecticut; Dr. Quan Zeng Associate Agricultural Scientist, Department of Plant Pathology and Ecology The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station; Michael Basedow, Regional Apple Specialist, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Essex County.