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Vegetable Program News

Update from UMass Extension on COVID-19 Impacts on Services and Resources

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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2020-2021 New England Vegetable Management Guide Available

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!

Seguridad Alimentaria: Recursos en Español - Spanish-Language Produce Safety Resource List Now Available!

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. 

2018 Vegetable Program Survey

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.

2019 Winter Workshop Series - Registration is now open!

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

Pesticide Versatility Charts Now Available

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!

2018-2019 New England Vegetable Management Guide Available Now!
Front cover of 2018-19 NEVMG

The 2018-2019 New England Vegetable Management Guide is a comprehensive guide to current production and pest management techniques for commercial vegetable crops. This updated edition is available now!

Plant Diagnostic Lab Moving to French Hall
French Hall, UMass

Plant Diagnostic Lab moves to French Hall