May 18th frost and potential damage; June 7th Apple Twilight Meeting

Hi Fruit Growers,
Looking at the RI NEWA weather stations, it looks like this morning it went down to 27 degrees at a Scituate weather station. This is a separate weather station than the RIFGA weather station in North Scituate which recorded a low temperature of 29 degrees. 27 degrees probably damaged some fruit; 29 degrees should be okay. You can see Critical Spring Temperature chart .
If you want help using NEWA, let Rob Swanson or me know and we can help you! Rob’s email is

The next RIFGA Twilight meeting is June 7th at 6:30 at Rob and Jackie Swanson’s Hard Pressed Cider Orchard at

930 Hopkins Hill Rd., West Greenwich, RI 02817
You will love seeing their young, organic cider orchard and the NEWA weather station Rob has installed!
Two hours of pesticide recertification credits are available.
Changes are coming to Apple Crop Insurance. The Risk Management Agency is holding 3 listening sessions this summer. The closest session is Tuesday, June 27, 2023: Goffstown, New Hampshire.