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Virtual Twilight Meetings

Upcoming virtual twilight meetings will be posted on our Upcoming Events page.

Past Meetings

To view recordings of past calls, click the linked titles below.

  • April 22, 2020: Early-Season Pest Scouting
    Sue Scheufele, UMass Extension Vegetable Program, presents concepts of vegetable pest scouting, some scouting resources and tools, and details about a few early-season vegetable pests.
  • April 29, 2020: COVID-19 Business Relief Programs & Assistance
    Tom Smiarowski, UMass Extension Risk Management/Crop Insurance Program, leads a discussion of business relief programs currently available to MA farms, including the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, the USDA Food Box Distribution Program, the Paycheck Protection Program, and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. Michael Botelho, MDAR Produce Safety and Market Access & Certification Program, and Brad Mitchell, MA Farm Bureau Federation Deputy Executive Director, also present relevant business assistance information.
  • May 6, 2020: Organic insect pest management
    Sue Scheufele, UMass Extension Vegetable Program, presents a simple season-long primer on the few OMRI-approved insecticides that are available and their use in managing perennial vegetable pests.
  • May 20, 2020: COVID-19 Marketing Adaptations
    Co-hosted by the UMass Extension Vegetable & Fruit Programs. Sue Scheufele, UMass Extension Vegetable Program, moderates a panel discussion about marketing adaptations undertaken by farms amidst COVID-19.
  • May 27, 2020: Cleaning, Sanitizing, & Disinfecting on the Farm: COVID-19 and Beyond
    Lisa McKeag, UMass Extension Vegetable Program, discusses the difference between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting and how to apply all 3 on the farm, in light of food safety pathogens and COVID-19.
  • June 10, 2020: Greenhouse Fertigation with Judson Reid of Cornell Cooperative Extension
    Judson Reid, Vegetable Specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension discusses fertigation in greenhouses and high tunnels.
  • June 24, 2020: Vegetable Weed Management Using IPM, with Bryan Brown, NY State IPM Program
    Bryan Brown of the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program, discusses weed biology and management in vegetable crops.
  • December 14, 2020: Getting the Most Out of Beneficial Nematodes in Organic Vegetable Production
    Carol Glenister of IPM Labs and Elson Shields, Cornell University, present on commercially available and persistent native entomopathogenic nematodes. Presented by NOFA-MA and the UMass Vegetable Program.

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