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UMass Extension Vegetable Program

The UMass Extension Vegetable Team provides both research and educational programs for a diverse and thriving vegetable industry in Massachusetts and the region.

The UMass Extension Vegetable team is a multidisciplinary group including specialists in sustainable vegetable production, cover crops and soil fertility, IPM and organic management of weeds, insects and diseases, disease diagnostics, plant breeding, development of new crops especially for ethnic and immigrant communities (, education of new and immigrant farmers, and marketing.

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 September 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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