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 http://s.uconn.edu/44y 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: 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 […]

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 […]

Upcoming educational meetings for current and prospective grape producers

Two important and useful meetings for grape growers are coming up in January in New Hampshire and Maine. They are on consecutive days, so consider making a trip of it and attending both: 1. Effective Disease Management in Northeastern Vineyards Wednesday January 10, 2018 – 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM Flag Hill Winery – 297 […]

recruiting farmers- regulations research study

Growers: Meredith is a professor in Nutrition & Food Science who specializes in Food & Ag Policy Farmers face regulation on a variety of topics. How do these regulations impact agriculture? How long does it take to comply and what does it cost? Are there strategies that could simply regulatory frameworks? Are there ways to […]