UMass Extension Fruit Advisor Program

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Alerts

2014 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Fall Update
Brown marmorated stink bug trap captures and sightings are up slightly as adults begin to search for overwintering sites.

What's New

Apple and Peach Crop Insurance Fact Sheets Available

Apple and Peach Crop Insurance Fact Sheets for the 2015 crop year in Massachusetts are available from USDA's Risk Management Agency website:

http://www.rma.usda.gov/fields/nc_rso/2015/2015mapeaches.pdf

http://www.rma.usda.gov/fields/nc_rso/2015/2015maapples.pdf

Note the sales closing date is November 20, 2014. Contact a crop insurance sales agent ASAP if you are interested in insuring your 2015 apple and/or peach crop in Massachusetts. An sales agent locator is here: http://www.rma.usda.gov/tools/agent.html

 

2014 Apple Maturity Report

2014 Apple Maturity Report click here...

New Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Halyomorpha Halys) Page
Adult Femail BMSB

The new UMass Extension Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Resouce Center is now available.  Go to the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Introduction page to enter the site which has information on ID & Biology, Monitoring, and Management of BMSB.

New Spotted Wing Drosophila (Drosophila suzukii) page
Spotted Wing Drosophila on yellow trap

The new UMass Extension Spotted Wing Drosophila Resouce Center is now available.  Go to Spotted Wing Drosophila Introduction page to enter the site which has information on ID & Biology, Monitoring, and Management of SWD. The page will be updated regularly and will soon include mapping data from the UMass Spotted Wing Drosophila reporting network.

2013-14 New England Small Fruit Management Guide Available
2013NESFPMG

The 2013-14 New England Small Fruit Management Guide is available for immediate purchase.