Important tile drainage survey-

Passing this in for Heather Darby, UVM Extension. There is interest in regulating tile drainage in the state, and she is looking for information from farmers. –TB Dear Vermont Producer, My team and I have developed this survey with the goal of learning about the agronomic, economic, and environmental benefits associated with implementation of subsurface […]

Your NEWA blog post: Apple Tools made Easier to Use

This update on new tools to improve the functionality of NEWA for Apple IPM is available on the Your NEWA blog. Please sign up there directly to receive alerts as they are posted. -TB Your NEWA blog Apple Tools made Easier to Use NEWA now (1) will save your apple biofix dates, (2) has a […]

Apple Talk conference call

By Terence Bradshaw I hope everyone’s ‘second winter’ is going well. While we’ve had some pretty good cold snaps this week, I don’t expect that the warm spell in February significantly reduced apple bud hardiness. Time will tell, however, if I’m right, but keep up with your pruning because spring will be here before we […]

Upcoming Grape Webinar

The 2nd in our series of 4 fruit webinars is next Tuesday, March 20 at 12:15 noon. This one is on grapes and is titled “Strategies for canopy management for optimal juice quality”, with Dr. Elsa Petit of UMass. The registration link for the webinars is http://s.uconn.edu/44y Have a great day. Spring begins in 6 […]

Produce Safety Training in St Johnsbury April 11

By Terence Bradshaw Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training Course Hosted by University of Vermont Extension & Vermont Agency of Agriculture Date: April 11, 2018 Time: 7:30 AM–5:00 PM Location: The Summer Room at Springfield College St. Johnsbury 347 Emerson Falls Rd, St Johnsbury, VT 05819 Registration Link: https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=2251020 Who Should Attend Fruit and vegetable […]

National Survey: Help Researchers Understand Farming Practices

Also, new farming videos (Spanish) and local food website Having trouble viewing this email? Click here Website I Online Courses I Plan Your Farm | Projects I Resources I Contact March 12, 2018 Throughout the United States, farmers are using innovative approaches to sustainably produce crops and improve soil health. However, farmers are also faced […]

New winegrape cultivar evaluation publication and continued new research from UVM Fruit Team.

Last week our paper on a long-term evaluation of winegrape cultivars suitable for production in Vermont was recently published in the European Journal of Horticultural Science: https://www.pubhort.org/ejhs/83/1/6/index.htm. That research was conducted over eight years and was part of the larger NE-1020 Multistate Evaluation of Winegrape Cultivars and Clones and USDA Specialty Crops Research Initiative (#2011-51181-30850) […]

Apple Insurance Listening Session for New England Orchardists

Combined message from George Hamilton (UNH Extension) and Cornell Cooperative Extension: Risk Management Agency has contracted a private company to make changes to the USDA Apple policy (Apple Crop Insurance Policy). This policy has worked very well for our growers. The fresh fruit quality option component of the policy alone has been an enormous benefit […]