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Annual March Message

The Annual March Message to Massachusetts Tree Fruit Growers began in 1979, under the leadership of world renown tree fruit entomologist and IPM innovator, Dr. Ronald J. Prokopy.  Dr. Prokopy led this effort, writing most of the extensive publications, for 26 years until his passing in 2004.  The March Message was reborn 15 years later in 2019.

The March Message attempts to address a variety of topics of current concern to Massachusetts and other northeastern fruit growers.  The March Message has as its underlying goal to provide growers with cutting-edge research-based information on pest control, with a look at the most recent research and potential future directions. It also discusses IPM issues within and outside the USA, which we consider to be relevant to growers.