Annual Summer Meeting of the Massachusetts Fruit Growers’ Association

in cooperation with University of Massachusetts Fruit Team

WEDNESDAY, July 14, 2021, 9AM to 1:30 PM
Clarkdale Fruit Farms
303 Upper Road, Deerfield, Massachusetts

9:00 AM -- Sign in, coffee and donuts

9:15 AM -- Welcome. Ben Clark, Clarkdale Fruit Fams, MFGA President. Comments from: MDAR Commissioner John LeBeaux, State Representative Natalie Blais, and United States Congressman James McGovern

9:30 AM -- Orchard Tour: perennial fruit crop pathology, entomology, and horticulture research and updates

11:30 AM -- Education Program, "Weed Management: Biology and IPM," Dr. Hilary Sandler

12:30 PM -- Lunch and acknowledgments

Dr. Hilary Sandler is the Director of the UMass Cranberry station and Extension Associate Professor at UMASS-Amherst. Dr. Sandler's current research and field of study include; Factors that influence the dynamics of crop and weed ecology within the cranberry production system, Development and implementation of non chemical pest management, especially weeds, Investigations on cranberry vine establishment, weed colonization, and fertilizer management.

2 pesticide license recertification credit hours will be offered for the day.

Registration for this meeting will be $25 for Mass. Fruit Growers’ Association members ($35 for non-members) per person and will include the orchard tour, educational program, pesticide recertification credits, and lunch.

To ensure the availability of the meal, please pre-register by adding the appropriate number and type (member or non-member) registrations to your shopping cart and paying with a credit card.

*We must receive pre-registrations by NOON on MONDAY, July 12 to assure availability of lunch.

COVID Considerations -- Please remember the state of Massachusetts has issued an advisory that all unvaccinated individuals should continue to wear a mask indoors or when social distancing is not possible.

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