2020 NH Fruit Growers' Association Annual Meeting Presentations Available

The NH Fruit Growers’ Association Annual Meeting, originally scheduled for March 19, featured a jam-packed schedule including presentations about pollinator protection, invasive insect management, managing PYO orchards and more. While the workshop itself was cancelled, we have compiled all of the presentations that were scheduled to be presented, and are making them available to you as resources:

What is happening to honeybees in winter? – Heather Achilles, Beekeeper, Gilmanton NH

Beekeepers’ Response: the working relationship between beekeepers and orchardists – Alden Marshall, B-Line Apiaries in Hudson NH; Heather Achilles, and Troy Hall, Hall Apiaries in Plainfield NH.
An intro to what the grower should expect in colonies rented for pollination – Olivia Saunders, UNH Extension

New England Apple Association – Russell Powell, executive director of the New England Apple Association.

Developing an Integrated Pest & Pollinator Management (IPPM) Program for NH apple – Anna Wallingford, UNH Extension

Old and new insect pests for 2020 tree fruit management – Anna Wallingford, UNH Extension

Value-Added Considerations – Kenesha Reynolds, UNH Extension

Orchardists Panel: Managing U-Pick Customers – Samantha Fay and Dan Hicks, Sunnycrest Farm and Kris Mossey, McLeod Bros. Orchards.

We hope you find some of these useful!


George Hamilton
Fruit & Vegetable Field Specialist, Emeritus
Phone: 603-641-6060
Office: Cooperative Extension, Taylor Hall, Durham, NH 03824

Olivia Saunders (She/Her/Hers)
Fruit & Vegetable Production Field Specialist
Assoc Field Specialist
Phone: (603) 447-3834
Office: Cooperative Extension, Taylor Hall, Durham, NH 03824