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Fruit and Vegetable Growers Striving for the Best

NEWS

IMPORTANT NEWS

EPA Grants Section 18 Approvals for the use of Bifenthrin on
Apple, Peach, and Nectarine
for Control of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Through October 15, 2021.

Producers are required to have this document for the use of bifenthrin on apples, peaches and nectarines .
Growers should print this document and keep with the pesticide records. 



 

Frequent Questions about the Chlorpyrifos 2021 Final Rule

Chlorpyrifos has been a pesticide that has been utilized in the fruit industry for a number of years. EPA has reviewed the product, its uses and determined that the “registered uses of Chlorpyrifos result in exposures exceeding the safe levels of exposure, and thus have the potential to result in adverse effects.”

It is important for each producer to take time to review the Final Rule, and provide feedback where each applicable.
One needs to know how to handle existing stock on hand, and if any uses will be allowed.

 

Review the EPA website on this topic by using the link below. 

https://www.epa.gov/ingredients-used-pesticide-products/frequent-questions-about-chlorpyrifos-2021-final-rule

EVENTS

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2022 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention

February 1-3, 2022

 

The agenda is  ready for your review.

Go to the Events tab to review the schedule. 

North American Raspberry & Blackberry Conference.

February 21-24, 2022:

This conference will be held in Gaithersburg Maryland with many important educational programs throughout the conference and a full day tour on Tuesday February 22, 2022. 

More details will be coming in the months ahead.

 2021 - 2022
MSHS Executive Board Officers

John Fendrick, President

Brad Miller, 1St VP

Hallie Butler Van-Horn, 2nd Vice President

Bob Black, Treasurer

Haley Sater,  Secretary

Board members are 

Paul Jackson

Steve Milburn

Jake Moore

Steve Blades

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)

2019 Summer Tour visiting Arterra     Photo Credit:Christopher Black