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Fruit Program Upcoming Events

E.g., Mar 31 2023
Friday, March 31, 2023 - 10:00am
Parlee Farm
This hands-on blueberry pruning meeting will demonstrate pruning techniques for experienced and new commercial growers. Instructors Mary Concklin, UConn Emeritus and small fruit grower, along with Evan Lentz of UConn will discuss assessing and managing new and old plantings, pruning for high yields, canopy management, and aisle and weed control considerations. *1 pesticide recertification...
Wednesday, April 12, 2023 - 8:30am
Bridgewater State University
Wondering where to begin with food safety? Start here! The PSA Grower Training is an FDA-recognized produce safety training to help growers implement Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and understand their responsibilities under state and federal regulations. Whether you have a farm that is fully covered by the law or a small, exempt farm and you’re just looking for information, this training is for you.
Who Should Attend Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. This course will also cover the Massachusetts Commonwealth Quality Program (CQP), a voluntary 3rd-party audit program. This training...