The University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension's Fruit IPM Program provides information to commercial growers of tree fruit, small fruit and grapes to help them manage pests through a sustainable, whole plant approach. Information is disseminated through fact sheets, grower meetings, email alerts, research and demonstrations, and one-on-one grower contacts. The Fruit IPM Program emphasizes plant nutrition, soil health, identification of beneficials and pests, scouting and monitoring tools, proper plant and site selection, preventative management strategies, pesticide selection and application, and pesticide resistance management.

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 list serve, email and write Crop Talk in the subject line.

Evan Lentz

Evan Lentz

Assistant Extension Educator 

Commercial Fruit Crops