News & Events

Learn About Growing Fruit Trees as a Business, March 4, 2023

Save the Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023 This free afternoon workshop will take place on Saturday, March 4, 2023 (snow date: Saturday, March 11, 2023) from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Highmoor Farm, UMaine Agricultural Experiment Station, 52 US Route 202, Monmouth, Maine 04259 (Phone: 207.933.2100). Renae Moran will be teaching the basics of commercial tree fruit […]

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Maine Vegetable and Fruit School, March 29, 2023

Save the Date: March 29, 2023 This day-long school will take place on March 29, 2023 from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at the Elks Lodge #964, 397 Civic Center Drive in Augusta, Maine. The event this year is sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Vegetable and Small Fruit Growers Association. Lunch will […]

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Alert:  10/14/2022

David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist, Phil Fanning, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Entomology, Christina Howard, New Farmers Program Manager   This will be the last planned issue of the Spotted Wing Drosophila Alert for the 2022 season.  We like to thank all of the farms that volunteered to be […]

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Alert: 10/7/2022

David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist, Phil Fanning, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Entomology, Christina Howard, New Farmers Program Manager Spotted wing drosophila fly counts have again dropped at nearly all sites this week.  One site in Limington is now below the spray threshold of six flies per trap per […]

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Update – September 30, 2022

David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist, Phil Fanning, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Entomology, Christina Howard, New Farmers Program Manager Spotted wing drosophila fly counts have dropped at all sites this week, but the numbers are still high enough to pose a threat to any late ripening fruit. In past […]

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Update: September 23, 2022

David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist, Phil Fanning, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Entomology, Christina Howard, New Farmers Program Manager   Spotted wing drosophila fly counts have been remarkably stable for the past few weeks at most sites, but the numbers are still fairly high and pose a threat to […]

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Alert:  9/15/2022

David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist, Phil Fanning, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Entomology, Christina Howard, New Farmers Program Manager   Spotted wing drosophila fly counts remain high this week, with trap counts roughly similar to last week, although lower in locations where the spray schedule was recently tightened.  In […]

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Update: September 9, 2022

Spotted Wing Drosophila Alert:  September 9, 2022 David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist, Phil Fanning, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Entomology, Christina Howard, New Farmers Program Manager   Spotted wing drosophila fly counts continued to rise this week.  Trap counts have been very high at all locations, meaning there is […]

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Update – September 2, 2022

Spotted Wing Drosophila Alert:  9/2/2022 David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist, Phil Fanning, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Entomology, Christina Howard, New Farmers Program Manager   Spotted wing drosophila fly counts have risen significantly at most locations this week.  All sites were over the recommended control threshold. We anticipate continued […]

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