Produce Safety Grower Trainings in VT this fall

The Vermont Produce Program, in partnership with other agencies and organizations (including UVM Extension), will be hosting two Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Courses in VT this fall. To provide some context, this course is required for produce farms that are covered under the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule. However, we encourage all […]

Craft Cidery Startup Workshop in Oregon, Nov 4-8

FYI for anyone interested. -Terry From: Aronoff, Greg Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 4:53 PM Subject: Question I’m with Oregon State University and we have an upcoming cider workshop that fills a current gap. To help apple growers, farmers and entrepreneurs successfully start their own craft cidery, OSU created a cidery startup workshop that levels […]

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 […]

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 Have a great day. Spring begins in 6 […]

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: 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 […]

2018 Initial Pesticide Applicators’ Certification Meeting

2018 Initial Pesticide Applicators’ Certification Meeting White River Junction April 25, 2018 VFW Post 2571, 97 South Main Street ~ or ~ Burlington, VT April 26, 2018 Robert Miller Community Center, 130 Gosse Court Meeting will be held from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at each location Sponsored by UVM Extension and Vermont Agency of […]

the Northern Grapes webinar series is back!

February 1, 2018 The Northern Grapes Webinar Series returns this February with a series of four webinars – scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month. This year’s schedule will include : · February 13. Description of a new publication and spreadsheet, Winery Establishment Considerations and Costs, by Lindsey Pashow, Ag Business Development & Marketing […]