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2014-05-01

Fruit Tree Management Workshop in Medina

By Paul Schattenberg, AgriLife TODAY

Photo by Keith Hansen
A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program on fruit trees be held from 10 am to noon May 6 in Medina.

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 16 North, 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. Cost is $20 and includes lunch.
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.
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.