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:


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

EVENTS

FEB. 2- 4, 2021
Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention


The Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention has become the premier grower meeting in the Northeast combining three days of six or more concurrent educational sessions with a large industry trade show and numerous networking opportunities - all designed to enable fruit, vegetable and berry growers as well as direct marketers to stay on the cutting edge of their industries. About 2,200 persons from throughout the mid-Atlantic region and beyond gather each year at the Hershey Lodge for the Convention.  Registration will open  to all interested commercial fruit, vegetable, direct marketers, and allied industry personnel. in late November 2020.

FEB. 3, 2021
MSHS Members Business Meeting


Time: 4:45 p.m.

Location: Hershey Lodge, 325 University Dr., Hershey, PA 17033

Room: TBA

2019 Summer Tour visiting Arterra     Photo Credit:Christopher Black

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