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NEVBGA & Cooperative Extension 595th Growers' Meeting

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Event date/time: 
Friday, January 5, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
Event location: 
Hadley Farms Meeting House

There is a $20 registration fee, which is waived for members of NEV&BGA. Lunch buffet is an additional $20.

To register, please RSVP to 978-423-6694 or by December 30, or visit our Eventbrite page:


9:00     Registration

9:30     Downy mildew and phytophthora update –  Angie Madeiras UMass Plant Diagnostics Lab

10:15   Grower Roundtable: Pick Your Own crowd management, pricing, theft, the good, the bad and the ugly

11:00   Crop Insurance UpdateTom Smiarowski & Paul Russell, University of Massachusetts Extension Risk Management/Crop Insurance Education

11:30   Land For Good   Jason Silverman Massachusetts Field Agent

Noon   Lunch buffet, $20. To reserve a lunch, please contact the Secretary, Chris Grant at (978) 423-6694 or If you order lunch and cannot attend, please call to cancel. We will have to bill you for unpaid meals.

1:00    Tick-borne diseases facts & fiction  – Dr. Thomas Mather “The tick guy from URI”

1:45    Choosing the right strawberry and raspberry varieties for your market  –  Nate Nourse, Nate Nourse Consulting

2:30    Spotted Wing Drosophila Update  – Mary Concklin Associate Extension Educator- Fruit Production and IPM University of Connecticut

3:30    Adjourn

*3 pesticide recertification credits have been approved for this meeting*

Commercial members are welcome to put up table-top displays.

Co-sponsored by the UMass Extension Risk Management/Crop Insurance Education Program

Contact's name: 
Chris Grant
Contact's phone: 
Contact's email: 
41 Russell St.
Hampton Village Barn Shops on Rte 9
Hadley, MA 01035
41 Russell St. Hampton Village Barn Shops on Rte 9 Hadley MA