2017 Commercial Tree Fruit Schools -MT VERNON AND HARDIN
February 7-8, 2017
For current research-based information on growing tree fruits, attend the 2017 Tree Fruit School. This program features a wide range of topics to help you meet the challenges of commercial fruit production in Southern and Southwestern Illinois. The school will cover key orchard management topics as well as other production issues. Industry representatives will also be on hand to talk about their latest products and services.
Registration starts at 8:00am with programs begining at 8:30am for both schools, adjourning around 4:30pm.
Advanced registration is required by January 24, 2017:
MT VERNON SCHOOL = $30.00 per farm for advanced registration
$40.00 per farm at-the-door registration
one copy of the 2017 Midwest Spray Guide included per farm, lunch on own
HARDIN SCHOOL = $35.00 for the first person - $25.00 for each additional person for advanced registration
$45.00 per person at-the-door registration
one copy of the 2017 Midwest Spray Guide included per farm - lunch included
AGENDA AND SPEAKERS:
2016 Year in Review Grower Talk - Jeff Flamm, Flamm Orchards
Updates on Peach Insect Pest Management & Il. Specialty Growers Association - Dr. Rick Weinzierl, Weinzierl Fruit and Cousulting, LLC
Stone Fruit: Fruit Management Updates - Dr. M. Babadoost, University of Il Plant Pathology
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug & More - Kelly Estes, State Survey Coordinator, Illinois Coop Ag. Pest Survey Program
USDA Farm Storage Facility Loan Program - USDA Farm Service Agency
Apple Insect Management Updates - Dr. R. Weinzierl
Thinning Strategies for Return Bloom and Fruit Quality - Dr. M. Kushad, University of Illinois Horticulture
Apple: Fruit Rots of Apples and their Management - Dr. M. Babadoost
Special Guest Speaker:
Fireblight - Dr. John Norelli, USDA Fruit Pathology, West Virginia
Register for the Tree Fruit School by January 24 for the discounted price. Choose one of the following options for advanced registration:
Register by Mail - send your name, farm name, address, city/state/zip, phone and name(s) of additional attendee(s) along with a check (made payable to University of Illinois) to:
University of Illinois Extension
9623 Wall Street
Nashville, IL 62263
Register In Person:
Local Extension Offce - cash or check only.
Register At-the-Door - cash or check only.
If you need assistance with hotel accommodations or directions to the venues, please call the Jefferson County Extension Office (618) 242-0780.
If you need special dietary or disability accommodations to participate in this program, call 618-242-0780 by January 24
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