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Fruit Program News

Fruit Twilight Meetings, April 11 (C.N. Smith Farm) and April 16 (UMass Cold Spring Orchard)

Massachusetts Fruit Growers Association logo MFGA Annual Meeting and UMass Extension Education Program

Thursday, January 10, 2019

9 AM to 3:30 PM

Great Wolf Lodge, 150 Great Wolf Drive, Fitchburg, MA

MA BMSB County presence map

While trap captures are begining to increase, Brown Marmorated Stink Bug populations remain below threshold for tree fruit crops.  There is not, currently, any recognized population threshold in small fruit.  See the ... Read more »

SWD on Cherries in 2017

Fruit Growers should be scouting for Spotted Wing Drosophila in their fields and orchards now. 

See below for labled spray materials for 2018 (courtesy of Mary Concklin, UConn Extension)

2018 SWD Insecticide recommendations for STONE FRUIT - UConn

2018 SWD Insecticide recommendations for SMALL FRUIT - UConn

Every year we gather feedback from recipients of our programming to help us do a better job serving the fruit growers in Massachusetts and New England.  We hope you'll take a few minutes to give us your feedback by taking a brief survey.  The questions are general in nature and help us learn more about how you are receiving information from us, how helpful you find it, and how we might do better.
 

Dr. Wayne Wilcox of Cornell University has released his annual grape disease control update for 2017.  This is the most thorough discussion of all the issues related to disease management for grapes that is available for our region.

As of Friday morning, May 8, 2015, the risk of getting fire blight as we move into the weekend is very high to extreme across most of Massachusetts. Depending on your state of apple or pear bloom, the application of streptomycin to open bloom is... Read more »

Healthy Fruit is a timely newsletter that includes information on tree-fruit horticulture, pest management, and related topics. The primary reader is the commercial grower, but anyone growing fruit trees will benefit.

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2015 New England Tree Fruit Management Guide

A collaboration of tree fruit specialists in all six New England states, and with Cornell University, the 2015 New England Tree Fruit Management Guide (NETFMG) is a must-have for all commercial... Read more »

The 2015 lineup for the Mass Aggie workshop series is now available. 
This year's workshops include:

  • Invasive Plants
  • 100' Fruiting Wall!
  • Fruit Tree Pest Management
  • ... Read more »

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