The Northeast Sustainable Apple Production Newsletter wants to broaden its
base of contributors. Over the past four years, the Newsletter has gotten
most of its contributions from the Northeast SARE project to develop
sustainable apple production, and a similar project for ecosystem-based
orchards in the Middle Atlantic states. The Newsletter's goal is to serve
as a means of relatively rapid and informal information exchange on the
topic of sustainable apple production techniques. The Newsletter is aimed
at growers, marketers, researchers and consultants involved in apple
production and sales. The format of articles is varied, though the intent
is to communicate with a broad range of professionals and interested
readers. All relevant material is welcome, from a short paragraph to
several pages. Several areas are appropriate:
* All aspects of production of disease resistant apple cultivars.
* Methods of pest management including IPM, biocontrol, cultural control.
* Alternative marketing strategies for apples.
* Mixed cropping systems for apples with other plants and animals.
* Storage or post-harvest treatment.
* Descriptive work on orchard ecosystems.
There are undoubtably other topics which would contribute to more
sustainable apple production. Please submit them. We plan to publish a
Spring and Fall issue each year, and accept articles at any time. Deadline
for the Fall issue is 15th September, and for the Spring issue is 15th
February (Deadline for Spring '94 is March 1).
Submit articles to:
Daniel R. Cooley, Editor
Dept. of Plant Pathology
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
If possible, send a diskette including a Word, WordPerfect 5.1, or 'text'
version of the article. If there are illustrations or graphs, they should
be submitted as separate pages for each graphic and should also be
submitted on disk in TIFF or WPG formats if possible.
The Northeast Sustainable Apple Production Newsletter is available to the
public at no charge as part of the educational outreach effort funded by
the United States Department of Agriculture Research and Education Program,
Northeast Region. Sample copies of the Newsletter are available from the editor.
AKA Jon Clements
Plant & Soil Science Dept.
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405