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Fruit Program News

November 12, 2018

Stockbridge School of Agriculture and Extension Asscoiate Professor Dr. Jaime Piñero awarded two grants to study noxious and invasive insect pests affecting tree fruit.

November 1, 2018

A reminder that the deadline for getting apple (or other tree fruit) crop insurance for the 2019 crop year is November 20, 2018. For more information, see the information sheet "November 20th Deadline Nears for Fruit Producers" provided by the UMass... Read more »

September 12, 2018

At a poster session for UMass CAFE Summer Scholars on September 12, 2018 at the UMass Amherst Campus Center, Nicole Foley presented the results of her study "Evaluation of plant-based materials... Read more »

September 11, 2018

According to a recent (September 11, 2018) Healthy Fruit Pest Update, "UMass Extension has been tracking the invasive Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB), Halyomorpha halys, since 2012. For the past six... Read more »

September 11, 2018

2018 apple maturity report updated, 11-September

All observations from UMass Orchard, Belchertown, MA unless otherwise noted

May 18, 2018

Gypsy moth caterpillars are actively chewing foliage in orchards (where they occur) as can be seen here at the UMass Orchard in Belchertown. Do not be too complacent about gypsy moth, particularly young apple trees/new plantings. (... Read more »