Fruit Growers Striving for the Best

NEWS

 MSHS SUMMER TOUR CANCELED DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK

 

The MSHS Executive Board has decided to cancel this year’s Summer Tour in July due to uncertainty about conditions.  We look forward to seeing everyone in Hershey next January as well as at the various Twilight meetings later this year.

 

Please practice social distancing and keep yourselves and your employees healthy and safe.  As we are moving into the season, and especially the farm market and pick your own season, please coordinate with your county and state, as well as your insurance company to make sure you are considering all options on how best to be open while keeping everyone safe.  We will get through this, it just requires some patience and understanding.

HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER

The membership year runs from January 1st to December 31st.  Membership dues are collected during the registration process for the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention.  For those seeking membership after the convention click here... for more information.
 

TREE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (TAP)

Tree Assistance Program (TAP) is to provide financial assistance to qualifying orchardists to replant or rehabilitate eligible trees, bushes, and vines that were damaged by natural disasters. To learn more about this program and eligibility, click here for more info >>

WMREC HORTICULTURAL TWILIGHT MEETING & TOUR

Click here to access handouts >>
 

PUBLICATIONS

Click on the links below:

Horticultural Technology Newsletter

Spotted Wing Drosophila Monitoring and Management 
University of Maryland Fact Sheet 1023, November 2015

 

SOURCES FOR MD GROWN FRUIT

Click on the links below:
Maryland Apples

Maryland's Best
National Peach Council
University of Maryland Extension: Grapes and Fruit
University of Maryland: Aronia
Mid-Atlantic Aronia Growers Association

FRUIT MEETINGS

Click on the links below:

The 2021 Bay Area Virtual Fruit Meeting will be held on February 10, 2021 from 8- 12 noon. 

The agenda can be found at 

https://extension.umd.edu/events/wed-2021-02-10-0800-virtual-fruit-grower-meeting

Registration can be found at 

https://umd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIkcuCoqjIjHdUynZDJfKgX9aE-9_HU9dMh


Bay Area Fruit School  (link to presentations & videos) 
Western Maryland Regional Fruit Meeting (presentations)

EVENTS

FEB. 8-11, 2021
Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention Is Going Virtual


The Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention has become the premier grower meeting in the Northeast. Even with Covid19 the convention will be held, but will be virtual in 2021.  

Registration is now open.   https://amr.swoogo.com/MAFVC2021/begin

An agenda is being prepared to offer sessions in:

Tree Fruit

Small Fruit

Vegetables

Marketing

and 

2021 MAFVC Spanish Session to Feature

Mario Sazo and Sergio and Silvia Rosario

https://extension.psu.edu/2021-mafvc-spanish-session-to-feature-mario-sazo-and-sergio-and-silvia-rosario

https://extension.psu.edu/la-sesion-en-espanol-de-la-mafvc-incluira-mario-sazo-sergio-y-silvia-rosario

A Poster Session will be held.

Maryland Pesticide Credits will be offered in the following categories. 

1A Agriculture - Plant

2 - Forest Pest Management

3 - Ornamental Pest Control Exterior

10 - Demonstration and Research

12 - Consultant

PVT -  Private Pesticide Applicator

A large industry trade show will be offered. 

While it is not the same as the in person conference with the ability to network, this provides the needed educational opportunities to learn new ideas and industry cutting edge production techniques. 

 2021
MSHS Members Business Meeting

 Executive Board Meeting

Tuesday February 9, 2021

at 4:30p.m.

Annual Meeting

Wednesday February 10, 2021

at 4:30 p.m.

 

2019 Summer Tour visiting Arterra     Photo Credit:Christopher Black

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