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2014-04-24

Fruit Tree Management Workshop slated for Medina

By Paul Schattenberg AgriLife TODAY

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a Fruit Tree Management Workshop from 10 am to noon, Tuesday, May 6, at Love Creek Apple Orchard, 13495 Highway North 16, in Medina.
"Topics will be applicable to growers just starting a fruit orchard or who have been growing and marketing fruit for years," said Sam Womble, AgriLife Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources in Bandera County. "The information will also be helpful to homeowners and gardeners who simply want to grow fruit for home consumption and pleasure."
Dr. Larry Stein, AgriLife Extension horticulturist from Uvalde, will present the program, which will address planting and establishment, training and pruning, insect and disease control and grafting.
The program offers participants one Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education unit in the integrated pest management category.
"This will be an outdoors, hands-on program so feel free to bring a lawn chair," Womble said. Cost is $20 and includes lunch.
To RSVP and register, contact the AgriLife Extension office for Bandera County at 830-796-7755 by May 1.
For more information about this and other upcoming educational programs, go to http://bandera.agrilife.org.