Raspberry School – January 14, 2016

December 4th, 2015 8:43 AM

Joan J raspberriesRaspberry School 2016

Thursday, January 14, 2016
10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Arnold/Howard Rooms, Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, Maine
Registration Fee: $15.00

PREREGISTRATION IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. Please preregister by January 8, 2016.

The Raspberry School will be offered for those who are interested in growing raspberries as a commercial crop. The agenda and registration information are posted on UMaine Cooperative Extension’s Highmoor Farm website.

New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference – December 15-17, 2015

December 1st, 2015 11:17 AM

New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference and Trade Show
Tuesday through Thursday, December 15-17, 2015
Radisson Hotel in Manchester, New Hampshire

The New England Vegetable and Fruit (NEVF) Conference will include more than 25 educational sessions over 3 days, covering major vegetable, berry and tree fruit crops as well as various special topics. A Farmer to Farmer meeting after each morning and afternoon session will bring speakers and farmers together for informal, in-depth discussion on certain issues. There is also an extensive Trade Show with over 100 exhibitors.

The conference is put together with close collaboration between growers and Cooperative Extension from across the region. This is a great opportunity to meet with fellow growers, advisors, researchers, and industry representatives.

For more information and to register, please visit the NEVF Conference website, www.newenglandvfc.org.

Spotted Wing Drosophila Update: 10/23/2015

October 27th, 2015 11:17 AM
Male Spotted Wing Drosophila

Male Spotted Wing Drosophila, photo by Griffin Dill

“Spotted wing drosophila populations have not shown any dramatic shifts in the past two weeks.”

Please visit the Highmoor Farm website for the Spotted Wing Drosophila Update for October 23, 2015, where you can subscribe to blog updates.

Spotted Wing Drosophila Update: 10/13/2015

October 14th, 2015 1:42 PM
Male Spotted Wing Drosophila

Male Spotted Wing Drosophila, photo by Griffin Dill

“Spotted wing drosophila populations are building up in some southern and coastal locations.”

Please visit the Highmoor Farm website for the Spotted Wing Drosophila Update for October 13, 2015, where you can subscribe to blog updates.

 

Spotted Wing Drosophila Update: 10/5/2015

October 5th, 2015 12:43 PM
Male Spotted Wing Drosophila

Male Spotted Wing Drosophila, photo by Griffin Dill

“Spotted wing drosophila populations continue to hold at high enough levels to be of concern in any fields still harvesting fruit.”

Please visit the Highmoor Farm website for the Spotted Wing Drosophila Update for October 5, 2015, where you can subscribe to blog updates.

Spotted Wing Drosophila Update: 9/22/2015

September 22nd, 2015 11:17 AM
Male Spotted Wing Drosophila

Male Spotted Wing Drosophila, photo by Griffin Dill

“There has not been a significant increase in spotted wing drosophila populations at most trapping sites this week, and in some locations captures were lower than last week.” “As the temperatures cool down and more rain moves into the state, it is likely that populations will increase.”

Please visit the Highmoor Farm website for the Spotted Wing Drosophila Update for September 22, 2015, where you can subscribe to blog updates.

Spotted Wing Drosophila Update: 9/11/2015

September 14th, 2015 2:44 PM
Male Spotted Wing Drosophila

Male Spotted Wing Drosophila, photo by Griffin Dill

“Spotted wing drosophila trap captures have been increasing in most locations over the past two weeks.”

Please visit the Highmoor Farm website for the Spotted Wing Drosophila Update for September 11, 2015, where you can subscribe to blog updates.

Sweet Corn IPM Newsletter No. 12 – September 11, 2015

September 14th, 2015 8:17 AM

Sweet CornPlease visit the Highmoor Farm website for the University of Maine Sweet Corn Integrated Pest Management Newsletter No. 12, September 11,2015, “Pest Threat to Silking Corn Rising.”

Sweet Corn IPM Newsletter No. 11 – September 8, 2015

September 9th, 2015 2:18 PM

Sweet CornPlease visit the Highmoor Farm website for the University of Maine Sweet Corn Integrated Pest Management Newsletter No. 11, September 8, 2015, “Pest Pressure Moderate – Late Silking Corn Still Needs Protection.”

Sweet Corn IPM Newsletter No. 10 – August 28, 2015

August 28th, 2015 3:07 PM

Sweet CornPlease visit the Highmoor Farm website for the University of Maine Sweet Corn Integrated Pest Management Newsletter No. 10, August 28, 2015, “Corn Earworm Activity Increasing, Downy Mildew Alert for Cucurbit Crops.”