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Fruit and Vegetable Growers Striving for the Best

NEWS

Important Meeting Information

MSHS Executive Board Meeting

Tuesday February 1, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. 

 in Cocoa 2&3 of the Hershey Convention

 There will be a General Meeting of the

Maryland State Horticultural Society

on Wednesday at 4:45 in Empire C&D.

This meeting is available by Zoom Using the Link Below

https://umd.zoom.us/j/2195179254

All members are encouraged to attend.

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

North American Raspberry & Blackberry Conference.

February 21-24, 2022:

This event is being held in 

Gaithersburg, MD. 

This is a hybrid conference for both virtual and in-person registrants. Includes pre-conference virtual short course and in-person workshop for novice growers, farm tour, educational sessions, and a trade show.  Sessions include caneberry breeding, pest and disease control, high tunnel and long-cane production, grower innovations, food safety and farm management, ag and labor policy, and more.  

For more information and to register visit:

 

https://www.raspberryblackberry.com/2022-north-american-raspberry-blackberry-conference/

A full day tour on Tuesday February 22, 2022.

January 31-February 21, 2022:

Getting Started in Raspberries & Blackberries Virtual Short Course.  

Organized by some of the leading caneberry educators from around the country and oriented towards novice growers, potential growers, and anyone who wants a refresher on the basics of raspberry and blackberry production.  This is a-preconference part of the North American Raspberry & Blackberry Conference (February 21-24); conference registration is encouraged but not required.

For details visit 

https://www.raspberryblackberry.com/2022-short-course/

 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

2019 Summer Tour visiting Arterra     Photo Credit:Christopher Black