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Mass Aggie Seminars 2015

The 2015 lineup for the Mass Aggie workshop series is now available. 
This year's workshops include:


  • Growing & Pruning Blueberries
  • Growing & Pruning Raspberries and other Bramble Fruit - this workshop has been CANCELLED
  • Pruning Apple Trees - rescheduled from March 7 to March 28
  • Growing & Pruning Grapes
  • Invasive Plants
  • 100' Fruiting Wall!
  • Fruit Tree Pest Management
  • Healthy Soils
  • Native Pollinators

Check it out at this link.

My Baker's Dozen Apple & Pear Pruning Tips

jmcextman: Out and about in the UMass Cold Spring Orchard...

My Baker's Dozen Apple and Pear Pruning Tips

As it approaches time to begin pruning your apple or pear orchard, here is "My Baker's Dozen Apple and Pear Dormant Pruning Tips."


Winter and Early-Season Fire Blight Management

Winter and Early-Season Fire Blight Management Fact Sheet

Dr. Quan Zeng, Dept. of Plant Pathology and Ecology, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

"Fire blight is a devastating disease of apples and pears caused by a bacterial pathogen Erwinia amylovora. Last year, serious fire blight was observed throughout New England orchards. What winter/early-season management practices shal we do to keep the fire blight away from our orchards?" For the complete fact sheet, click here...

Submitted by Jon Clements,

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