Berry Notes is a comprehensive monthly electronic newsletter that includes seasonally relevant information on small fruit production, pest management, marketing, and related topics. Short articles on recent research results are also often included. Information about all types of production practices including IPM, organic, and conventional management is provided. Summer issues of Berry Notes often include pest alerts, scouting results, and reminders and/or checklists for important crop management activities (such as how and when to renovate strawberry beds). Berry Notes also includes announcements of meetings for small fruit growers, including locations, registration information, and directions. Occasional crop or pest alerts will also be sent to subscribers separately from the monthly newsletter issues when needed.
IMPORTANT: In order to retrieve the most current issue, available upon successful purchase of your subscription, you must create a valid account here on the Extension Bookstore.
Email subscriptions are $10 per year. Upon subscribing the current issue will be available to you for download here on the Extension Bookstore in your account's "Downloads" folder. Thereafter you will receive notifications about issues as they are released. Archived issues are available at http://extension.umass.edu/fruitadvisor/publications/berry-notes.
To purchase Berry Notes, contact your state Extension publication office, or the University of Massachusetts Extension Bookstore at 1-877-UMASSXT (within Massachusetts) or 413-545-2717. You may complete your order online, print your confirmation email and mail it with a check, or submit it electronically then make a follow-up phone call to provide credit card information. Check the homepage for hours of business, as they will change.