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Research & Projects


View our current research projects on ways to grow more tree fruit in less space, compare the ability of varieties of fruit to resist disease and insects, and search for ways to reduce the amount of potentially hazardous chemicals used in growing fruit.

Annual Reports

Tree Fruit Annual Reports and NE Annual Report

Cold Spring Orchard

The UMass Cold Spring Orchard is a research facility of UMass Amherst, is a place to buy delicious fruit, and is a great spot to enjoy a spectacular view of the Holyoke Mountain Range.

Tunnel Sprayer Blog

This blog documents efforts to evaluate containment spraying in apple orchards in Massachusetts. The project was funded by a USDA Specialty Crops Block Grant from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources.