New England 2016 Grape Survey

I urge all grape producers, regardless of size, to complete this important survey. It has been difficult to put an appropriate vale on the grape industry in Vermont and New England, and now that they are counting, the industry needs to participate. The grape industry is likely worth a bit more than $4.2 million region-wide, […]

2017 UVM Apple Program IPM survey

Hello: We are conducting an anonymous survey to evaluate past and present Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and other programming in support of apple producers in Vermont and the surrounding region and to guide future research and outreach programming. A comprehensive survey of IPM adoption on Vermont orchards was last conducted in 2012. You may answer […]

Webinar Series on Crop Pollination

Experts to present webinar series on crop pollination The majority of U.S. specialty crop growers depend on bees for pollination of their crops. Growers know that without adequate pollination, they would not be profitable. But what are the best pollination strategies for fruit, vegetable, and nut crops? What farm management practices can growers use to […]

Clarification re: Apple acreage reporting deadline, Jan 15.

This is a clarification of the message sent to the group on January 5, from Jake Jacobs, UVM Crop Insurance Education Coordinator: Producers who participate in crop insurance or other USDA-supported programs are required to file yearly acreage reports with FSA and/or RMA as applicable. Those that participate with FSA programs and are insured through […]

Online Introduction to Tree Fruit Production course offered this winter

BF 223: Tree Fruit Production an online course from the Cornell Small Farms Program January 18 – Feb 22, 2017, with webinars each Wednesday evening from 6:30-8pm Eastern time. Apples, pears, plums, and more! All are important components of the agricultural and homeowner landscape. This course trains beginning tree fruit growers in fundamental concepts in […]

Save the Date: 2017 Northeastern NY and VT Grape School March 9

Northeastern NY and VT Grape School Presented by: Cornell Cooperative Extension Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program & University of Vermont Grape Program Thursday, March 9, 2017, 8:30-5:00 Holiday Inn Lake George, 2223 Canada St. Lake George, NY AM: Viticulture presentations PM: Wine faults workshop Agenda and registration are forthcoming.

Apple acreage reporting deadline, Jan 15.

From Jake Jacobs, UVM Crop Insurance Education Coordinator: Producers who participate in crop insurance or other USDA-supported programs are required to file yearly acreage/production reports with FSA. There are different deadlines for different commodities. For apples, the deadline is January 15. If any growers are not sure about filing this report, they should check with […]

2017 VTFGA/UVM Apple Program Meeting, Feb 16

Hello: As the New Year swings into gear, it’s time to plan for the 2017 VT Tree Fruit Growers Association and UVM Apple Program annual educational meeting. This year, the meeting will be held on February 16 at the American Legion Hall in Middlebury, VT. Attached you’ll find the meeting program and registration form. As […]