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but other events which may be of interest to our members will be posted here
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Other events


IPM Field Walks

In this series, learn to identify and scout fruit and vegetable pests and select integrated pest management strategies that work for you. We will walk the fields with Extension Educators and Farmers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont to learn how each area and farm is practicing IPM. Bring a hand lens if you have one. This series is funded in part by a Northeast IPM Center grant. Each field walk includes 2 education credits for certified pesticide applicators.

July 2nd, 2014, 4-6 pm
Simple Gifts Farm
1089 North Pleasant Street
North Amherst, MA 01059
July 9th, 2014, 4-6 pm
Casey Farm
2325 Boston Neck Rd
Saunderstown, RI, 02874
August 14th, 2014 3:30-6:00 pm
High Meadows Farm
742 Westminster West Rd.
Putney, VT
August 22nd, 2014, 3-5 pm
The Farm School
488 Moore Hill Road
Athol, MA 01331

The Farm School has a day camp program for elementary students, a middle school, and an adult apprenticeship program. The apprentices grow food for a 175 member CSA, Farmers’ Market, and manage 150 acres of forest land. The adult program’s teacher/growers, Tyson Neukirch and Carlen Rigrod partnered with UMass Extension to train their students in IPM and scouting techniques. This field walk will feature IPM scouting and management practices in apples, raspberries, and multiple vegetable crops with UMass Extension staff: Ruth Hazzard (vegetable), Katie Campbell-Nelson (vegetable), Sonia Schloemann (small fruit), and Arthur Tuttle (tree fruit). For more information contact Katie Campbell-Nelson


UMass Agricultural Field Day

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
10:00am to 4:00pm
UMass Animal and Crop Research Center
89-91 North River Road
South Deerfield, MA 01373
    Topics that will be discussed include:

  • Introduction to the Student Farm Enterprise
  • Organic Fertility: Frank Mangan, Zoraia Barros, Aline Marchese and Viviane Barros
  • GAP Certification: Zoraia Barros, Frank Mangan, Aline Marchese and Viviane Barros
  • Pig and Vegetable Intercropping: Frank Mangan, Zoraia Barros, Aline Marchese and Viviane Barros
  • Jilò (scarlet eggplant) variety trial: Aline Marchese
  • Energy Efficient Food Storage Systems: Ben Weil, Luke Doody
  • Establishing the Carbon Footprint in Agricultural Systems: Viviane Barros
  • Management of Basil Downy Mildew in Organic Systems: Susan Scheufele, Katie Campbell-Nelson, Lisa McKeag, Ruth Hazzard
  • Evaluation of Biological and Alternative Fungicides to Control Fall Diseases of Brassicas: Susan Scheufele, Katie Campbell-Nelson, Lisa McKeagm Ruth Hazzard
  • Evaluation of Conventional and OMRI-Approved Insecticides to Reduce Cabbage Root Maggot Damage: Susan Scheufele, Katie Campbell-Nelson, Lisa McKeag, Ruth Hazzard
  • Evaluation of Mustard (Brassica juncea) Cover Crop as a Biofumigant for Phytophthora capsici: Katie Campbell-Nelson, Lisa McKeag and Susan Scheufule
  • Cover Crop and Nitrogen Management for Sustainable Potato Production: Emad Jahanzad, Allen V. Barker, Masoud Hashemi
  • Amending Soil with Biochar and Rock Dust: Emily Cole, Kate Gervais, Stephen Herbert, Masoud Hashemi
  • Growing Fava Beans in Massachusetts: Fatemeh Etemadi, Masoud Hashemi, Francis Mangan
  • Integrating Forage Radish for Sustainable Early Sweet Corn Production: Julie Fine, Masoud Hashemi, Amanda Chuong
  • Native Pollinator Instillations: Sonia Schlomann
  • Determining the Efficiency of Growing Crops under Photovoltaic Panels: Stephen Herbert
  • Establishing a Cost Effiecient Seeding Rate for Hairy Vetch as Cover Crop: Masoud Hashemi, Sarah Weis
  • Floral Traits Affecting Disease Transmission in Bumble Bees: Lynn Adler
Lunch will be served.
Please be prepared for the weather.
Close-toed shoes are mandatory.
For more information see http://ag.umass.edu/events/umass-agricultural-field-day or contact Madeline Magin at (413)545-5221 or cdle@umext.umass.edu


Last update 2014 July 11