UMass Extension Vegetable Program

Upcoming Events

UMass Agricultural Field Day

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Please join us for an educational tour of the University research farm. Together, we will explore current research topics which include: managing plant disease organically, amending soils with biochar and rock dust, managing weeds sustainably, pig and vegetable intercropping, applying for GAP Certification, installing native pollinator habitats and more. Lunch will be provided.

NOFA Summer Conference

Friday, August 8, 2014 (All day) to Sunday, August 10, 2014 (All day)
The Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) invites you to attend its 40th Annual Summer Conference, featuring 200 workshops on farming, gardening, land care, nutrition, & food politics; full and half day preconferences; and 100+ exhibitors. This is a family-friendly event with conferences for children and teens, a country fair, and organic meals! Budget conscious accommodations are available, including camping and dorms.

IPM Field Walk - High Meadows Farm

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 3:30pm to 6:00pm
In this series, learn to identify and scout fruit and vegetable pests and select integrated pest management strategies that work for you. We will walk the fields with Extension Educators and Farmers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont to learn how each area and farm is practicing IPM. Bring a hand lens if you have one. This series is funded in part by a Northeast IPM Center grant. Each field walk includes 2 education credits for certified pesticide applicators.

IPM Field Walk - The Farm School

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
In this series, learn to identify and scout fruit and vegetable pests and select integrated pest management strategies that work for you. We will walk the fields with Extension Educators and Farmers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont to learn how each area and farm is practicing IPM. Bring a hand lens if you have one. This series is funded in part by a Northeast IPM Center grant. Each field walk includes 2 education credits for certified pesticide applicators.