Jon Clements

Jon Clements is an Extension educator with 25 years experience in tree fruit production. Located at the UMass Cold Spring Orchard in Belchertown, Massachusetts, Jon is a part of the UMASS Fruit Advisor, whose mission is to assist fruit growers with all aspects of horticulture and integrated pest management.

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UMass Cold Spring Orchard
393 Sabin St.
Belchertown, Massachusetts 01007


Alan Biggs, West Virginia University

Alan Biggs is a Professor of Plant Pathology and Extension Specialist in Tree Fruit Pathology at the Kearneysville Tree Fruit Research and Education Center in Kearneysville, WV. He has extensive knowledge of major tree fruit diseases and has developed several online resources to assist growers in the West Virginia region. In addition to conducting numerous research projects on apple disease, he also teaches tree fruit pathology to master gardeners and mushroom identification to master naturalists.

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Emily Hoover, University of Minnesota

Dr. Emily Hoover is currently the Head of the Department of Horticultural Sciences, overseeing diverse research, extension, and teaching programs.  Additionally she teaches courses in fruit production and teaching pedegogy. Her research has focused primarily on evaluation of winter hardiness and winter protection/adaptation to enhance profitability, efficiency, and sustainability of fruit cropping systems.

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305A Alderman Hall
University of Minnesota
1970 Folwell Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108