Fruit Program News
GLEXPO PostersDecember 12, 2020
Mass Aggie Seminars Back for 2021!December 4, 2020
Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2September 29, 2020
Spotted Lanternfly UpdateSeptember 23, 2020
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.
Good news: MA does not, as of September 23, 2020, have a known established population of SLF.
Bad news: both CT populations are located at or near main highway routes that lead directly to MA.
What you can do: Remain vigilant! If you spot SLF please report it with as clear a picture(s) as you can manage. Report findings using the fact sheet found at this link: Spotted Lanternfly Fact Sheet and Reporting
2020 Cider Apple Maturity and ObservationsSeptember 8, 2020
Cider apple maturity video updates, September 8, 2020. Cider Chick YouTube Channel
New UMass IPM Fruit Loop Podcast; Episode 20September 3, 2020
New UMass IPM Fruit Loop Podcast, Episode Number 20 is up and ready for a listen! UMass IPM Fruit Loop
2020 apple maturity report updatedSeptember 1, 2020
Apple maturity report updated, 31-August, 2020. McIntosh, Gala, Honeycrisp, Ginger Gold, Silken, Akane, MAIA-SM. https://ag.umass.edu/fruit/2020-apple-maturity-report
2020 apple maturity report updatedAugust 25, 2020
2020 apple maturity report updated, August 25, 2020. Zestar!, Sansa, Ginger Gold, Premier Honeycrisp, Paulared, Akane, and MAIA-SM. https://ag.umass.edu/fruit/2020-apple-maturity-report
2020 Fruit Crops Highlighted in the Greenfield RecorderAugust 19, 2020
The Greenfield Recorder's Andy Castillo shares fruit grower's insights into the 2020 season.
Apple Harvest Maturity Report- Open Office HourAugust 18, 2020
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: Apple Maturity Zoom
Meeting ID: 756 282 3263
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