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Integrated Pest Management Program

Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, Department of Extension

Crop Talk

Crop Talk is a newsletter from the University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System and Department of Plant Science for commercial vegetable and fruit growers. Our goal with Crop Talk is to provide you with information on the latest developments in any and all aspects of vegetable and fruit farming, and to keep you abreast of upcoming educational events and opportunities.

Fruit growers: To sign up for the Crop Talk listserve, email mary.concklin@uconn.edu and write Crop Talk in the subject line.

Commercial vegetable growers: To sign up for the Crop Talk listserv, email mackenzie.white@uconn.edu and write Crop Talk in the subject line.

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Upcoming IPM Events


Bedding Plants 2021
Webinar Series Recordings Available here: 
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvhhbejqiy_fSEYGpLFOx5cwRLE5eo63X

New England Winter Fruit Meetings

Free Webinar series on Tuesdays from 12 to 1:30 EST
For the complete and registration, click here.
 

We hope you can access the EIDL application on the SBA portal at any point now!
https://www.sba.gov/page/disaster-loan-applications
EIDL is a loan program directly through SBA that can cover many expenses. As part of the program, you can ask for an advance of up to $1000 per employee (up to 10), that functions as a grant. There is a huge backlog already in this program, so any new applicants are already behind others.
 

IPM News

Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities. A Guide to federal programs for Agriculture.  This 101 page guide to grant and assistance programs is available here.

American Farmland Trust's Farmer Relief Fund will award farmers with cash grants to help them through this health crisis. Complete information is available here..

The 2020 IPM Team Annual Report is available.

COVID 19 Information for Fruit & Vegetable Growers is now available and will be continually updated as new information is available.

Check out IPM Fact Sheets for Nursery and Landscapes - Viburnum Leaf Beetle - Eastern and Forest Tent Caterplliars - Redheaded Flea Beetle - Lace Bugs - Scarab Beetles  - Spotted Lanternfly - Hemlock Woolly Adelgid - Ash (Lilac) Borer - European Pine Sawfly


Lily Leaf Beetle updates are now available: Revised Fact Sheet and Infographic.


Emergency Bridge Loans for Small Businesses & Non-Profits from the State of Connecticut

The UConn IPM Program color posters are now available on the website.

Plant Diagnostic Lab Website!

The Brochure is now available!

2020-2021 New England Vegetable Management Guide is now available through the UConn Office of Communications and on-line at store.uconn.edu. Cost is $25 plus shipping.

 2021-2022 New England Greenhouse Floriculture Guide is available online for free at http://negfg.uconn.edu/
The Guide is also available via a Print-on-Demand service.  The printed guide costs $35 (plus tax & shipping).   https://www.negreenhouse.org/pest-guides.html

New England Tree Fruit Management Guide is now available online at http://netreefruit.org/  Print copies are available through the UConn Office of Communications and the on-line store at store.uconn.edu. 

2019-2020 New England Small Fruit Pest Management Guide is available through the UConn Office of Communications and the on-line store at store.uconn.edu