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Fruit Program News

March 16, 2020

Mass Aggie Workshops CANCELLED.

March 5, 2020


January 16, 2020
Home Orchard Pruning

2020 Mass Aggie Worshop series details now available.

December 14, 2019

When the decade-old weather station at the UMass Crop and Animal Research and Education Farm in South Deerfield was hit by lightning this past summer, the impact of that loss was felt by the region’s growers. This November, UMass fruit extension educators Jon Clements and Liz Garofalo replaced the decade-old defunct weather station with a new one...

November 13, 2019

Registration is now open for the 2019 New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference and Trade Show (NEVFC), which will take place December 10-12, 2019 at the Doubletree Hotel, 700 Elm St, Manchester, NH in Manchester NH. The program features over 30 educational sessions over 3 days, covering vegetable, berry and tree fruit crops and various special topics. Farmer-to-farmer sessions bring speakers and farmers together for informal discussion, and our extensive trade show has over 120 exhibitors.

November 12, 2019
Dan Cooley

Fire blight is a devastating disease of apple and pear caused by a bacterial pathogen. The disease is traditionally controlled with antibiotics, but in this webinar, you will learn about a non-antibiotic alternative—an integrated method that uses a biological control and a surface sterilant. Whether you are an orchard grower who wants to market your fruits as antibiotic-free, or an arborist or landscape practitioner who cannot use antibiotics at private homes and schools, this webinar may provide a solution for you. Watch a recording of NE IPM Toobox webinar...

October 4, 2019
fire blight on apple

WEBINAR-Fire Blight IPM Using Non-Antibiotic Control Methods

Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Fire blight is a devastating disease of apple and pear caused by a bacterial pathogen. The disease is... Read more »

October 1, 2019
Ambrosia apple

Apple maturity report updated, 1-October, 2019. Includes Jonagold, Honeycrisp (w/ReTain), Cortland, Macoun, Empire, Golden Delicious, Liberty, Ambrosia, and Pazazz. Read more »

September 16, 2019
RubyMac 091619

Apple maturity report updated, 16-September, 2019. McIntosh, Gala, Honeycrisp, Cortland. In the thick of Mac, Gala, and Honeycrisp harvest. Cortland needs another week before pick. Read more »