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Vegetable Program News

Join the Vegetable Team and speakers from across the Northeast and beyond to discuss water issues across the farm--from irrigation efficiency for times of drought to tile drainage for times of flood, using sanitizers to ensure safe washing of produce, mapping water resources, and much more. Wednesdays in Spetember from 6-7:30pm! Check the events tab for registration info.

A new column with expert tips on growing your own herbs and vegetables in MA is live, with articles in English and Spanish!

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Check back often for updated content related to managing a farm business in MA during the COVID19 Crisis

UMass Extension Services Suspension Update Some UMass Extension Services will be interrupted due to COVID-19: Hot water seed treatment service is currently suspended, Soil and Diagnostic Labs closed until further notice!

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2020-21 New England Vegetable Management Guide A collaborative project of the Cooperative Extension vegetable programs in the six New England States, this guide provides both conventional and organic commercial vegetable growers, on small and large farms, with up-to-date production and pest management information.

Order now from the UMass Extension Bookstore!

El sitio web de Recursos en Espanol See our new webpage, Seguridad Alimentaria: Recursos en Español, for resources regarding general produce safety as well as the Produce Safety Rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act. Resources include explanatory and training videos, compliance tools, and more. 

The UMass Extension Vegetable Program looking for your feedback! Your response to our Vegetable Program Survey will help us adapt the program to better meet your needs as growers, farm workers, ag service providers, and home gardeners. The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete.


Click here to take the 2019 Vegetable Program Survey.

Join the UMass Extension Vegetable Program for hands-on workshops this winter!

With so many crops to manage on diverse New England farms, growers often ask us which materials are labeled for both fruit and vegetable applications so that they can purchase one pesticide that can be used on all or most of their crops. This project has been on the list to do for years, and this winter our program assistant Genevieve Higgins was able to tackle it. We hope you will find these tables helpful in choosing the most versatile pesticides!