Lime sulfur in vineyards question

By Terence Bradshaw I have discussed the use of lime sulfur in a pre-bud break spray to reduce overwintering disease inoculum on grapes, and this looks like a good time to be thinking about that practice. Multiple people have asked me the same question which tells me that more have it as well, so I […]

Apple Season is right around the corner

By Terence Bradshaw I’ve been seeing reports from areas south of us- recommendations for first scab spray in Connecticut; green tip on McIntosh in Massachusetts. And yet I awoke to another morning of accumulating snow and temperatures in the 20s. I haven’t seen a colder / slower start to the apple season in my roughly […]

Apple and blueberry pruning workshop, April 8. Elmore, VT

By Terence Bradshaw Posting this for Elmore Roots Nursery. If anyone else has similar, financially accessible educational opportunities, feel free to send them to me for distribution. –TB Pruning Apple Trees and Blueberries, April 8th 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. – Workshop taught by Patrick Sullivan of Ananda Gardens, formerly apple tree pruner at Shelburne Orchards […]

Important: Government regulations survey

By Terence Bradshaw I understand survey fatigue- really. This one from my colleague Dr. Meredith Niles may be one of the most important ones you’ll see this year, as it goes across the usual topics and gets at the core of one the most important issues affecting farmers today, regulations. If you have a few […]

2018 New England Tree Fruit Management Guide

By Terence Bradshaw At long last, we have a new printed version available of the New England Tree Fruit Management Guide (NETFMG). This announcement comes with a caveat, however, that this new guide reflects the path that we (the authors include the tree fruit specialists in all six New England States) expect to continue on […]

Early season vineyard management

By Terence Bradshaw We’ve got just about one month to go before vines start to wake up and start doing their thing for the 2018 season. That’s one month to wrap up your pruning, clear the brush, and get things in order before the seasonal management activities start in earnest. Late winter is a good […]