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Fruit Program News

May 1, 2019

This from an e-mail from Cornell's Terence Robinson dated May 1, 2019.

"Today we are pleased to announce the official release of the 2019 Carbohdyrate thinning model on NEWA and the official release of a new phone app for IOS and android.  The phone app has the carbohydrate model, the fruit growth rate model and the apple irrigation model."

April 29, 2019

Once again current tree fruit bud stages at the UMass Orchard in Belchertown, MA, including pictures, are available on the UMass Fruit Advisor website: Read more »

April 29, 2019
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The New England Tree Fruit Management Guide, a collaborative publication of tree fruit Extension specialists in each New England state, is available on-line or in print. For New England commercial orchardists, the on-line version at... Read more »

April 1, 2019
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Decision Support Sytems (DSS's) for Massachusetts Apple Growers (and Beyond): NEWA, RIMpro, and AgRadar

April 1, 2019
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Predicting green tip in apple? Check this out...

March 6, 2019

“Precision Crop Load Management and Plant Growth Regulator Use in Apples” An In-depth School for Fruit Growers March 26 and 27, 2019. The Cornell Fruit Team is pleased to announce an in-depth school for tree fruit growers, extension educators and crop... Read more »

February 22, 2019

Mass deaprtment of Agriculture confirms dead SLF in private Boston residence.

January 27, 2019

Mass Aggie is for You

Each year the UMass Stockbridge School of Agriculture and the UMass Extension offer one or more workshop series on topics of general interest to homeowners and small scale farmers.  In the past workshops... Read more »

January 27, 2019

Wondering where to begin with food safety? Start here! The PSA Grower Training is currently the only official FDA-recognized produce safety training to help growers implement Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and understand their responsibilities... Read more »

December 28, 2018

International Fruit Tree Association Welcome to 2019 IFTA Annual Conference and Tours. February 25-29, 2019. Holiday Inn, Rochester, NY.

We are excited to bring you a top notch program featuring leaders in the Fruit Tree Industry and informative orchard tours. 

Your 2019 registration includes:

  • Two Full Days of speakers/presentations       
  • Two Full Days of Orchard Tours with 14 stops