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Fruit and Vegetable Growers Striving for the Best

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. 

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

Berry Growers Monthly Information Exchange

Continues on September 20, 2021 at 8:00 p.m.

PVGA (Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association) will continue hosting a  get-together for berry growers September 20, 2021 at 8:00 p.m.

This will allow producers to have an opportunity to get time-sensitive updates on current issues from state and regional extension personnel, exchange info with other growers, get answers to your questions, or just listen in or maybe bounce your thoughts off of others.

Kathy Demchak will be your host.  

 

Calls are open to PVGA members and non-members to maximize information exchange, so spread the word and invite your friends and neighbors to join. How long we stay on the call, and how far calls continue into the summer depends on how many people join and how the conversation is going – this is our first attempt at something like this, so we’ll just see how things go!!     

The Zoom link is 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83077021881

 

The call-in numbers are

(be aware that this is not a toll-free call):

+1 929 436 2866 US (New York)

+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC).

 

The meeting ID is 830 7702 1881

If you have questions, contact us at pvga@pvga.org or

717-694-3596.

 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

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2019 Summer Tour visiting Arterra     Photo Credit:Christopher Black