Farm relief during COVID-19 crisis

By Terence Bradshaw Hi everyone: It was gorgeous outside today, which provided a good chance to get caught up on pruning, pushing brush, and prepping for a growing season that is right around the corner. This is not my usual message about orchard or vineyard management. Many of our fruit and vegetable farms rely on […]

March 21 Grape pruning cancelled

Hello: Due to social distancing measures and the need to maintain public safety, we are cancelling the Grape Pruning workshop that was to be held at the UVM Horticulture Research & Education Center on March 21. Here are some good pruning resources that may help guide you in pruning your vineyard: · Finger Lakes Grape […]

Followup information from Feb 13 annual Apple growers’ meeting

By Terence Bradshaw I’ve been taking notes during today’s VTFGA / UVM Apple Program annual meeting. This is useful even if you didn’t make the meeting on Feb 13. Here goes: 1. Slides from the talks will be available at: http://www.uvm.edu/~fruit/?Page=treefruit/tf_meetings.html&SM=tf_submenu.html They should be up there shortly. 2. Please consider taking our pretty short survey […]

Thoughts on spring approaching in Vermont orchards

By Terence Bradshaw In contrast to the rest of the population, those of us in the fruit growing community hate warm March weather, and this year looks like another which will potentially give us early bud break, at least in the warmer parts of the state in Bennington county and the Connecticut Valley. Reports out […]