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Agriculture and Landscape Newsletters

Landscape Message
The Landscape Message is compiled from information gathered by UMass Extension scouts monitoring landscape sites across the state. During the growing season this message is updated each week in order to provide Green Industry professionals with current information on pest activity, growing degree days, cultural problems, pest management strategies, and upcoming educational programs.

Vegetable IPM Newsletter
Eighteen issues of the Vegetable IPM Newsletter are published weekly during the growing season. Each has timely, field-based information. All major vegetable crop—sweet corn, tomato, cucurbits, crucifers, peppers, potatoes—are included. Topics covered:

  • Pest life cycles and how to scout for pests
  • Disease alerts and management suggestions
  • Chemical, cultural and biological controls including new products
  • Pest alerts including sweet corn trap captures from all regions of Massachusetts
  • The latest on cover crops, soils, and nutrients
  • Weed management advice
  • Twilight meeting announcements
  • Options for conventional and organic growers
  • Fact sheets on timely subjects

Cranberry Station Newsletter

Fruit Notes of New England
Editors: Wesley R. Autio and William J. Bramlage

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