Fruit Program News
jmcextman: Out and about in the UMass Cold Spring Orchard...
My Baker's Dozen Apple and Pear Pruning Tips
As it approaches time to begin pruning your apple or pear orchard, here is "My Baker's... Read more »
Winter and Early-Season Fire Blight Management Fact Sheet
Dr. Quan Zeng, Dept. of Plant Pathology and Ecology, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
"Fire blight is a devastating disease of apples and pears... Read more »
Apple and Peach Crop Insurance Fact Sheets for the 2015 crop year in Massachusetts are available from USDA's Risk Management Agency website:
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Current bud stages, May 19, 2014, UMass Cold Spring Orchard.
Winter Moth (Operophtera brumata): This is a new and important pest of blueberries, apples and other deciduous plants, especially in Southeastern New England. They can severely defoliate trees and bushes and can... Read more »