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Looking for a way to complement your market offerings throughout the season? Tree fruit is one of the best ways to diversify and increase profitability for producers. This workshop will cover basic principles of production for a variety of tree fruits including: apples, pears and peaches. It will also cover invasive tree fruit pests – spotted wing drosophila, Japanese beetle and marmorated stink bug.

9:00–9:10 Welcome/Introduction
9:10–10:20 Evaluation of urban site for fruit production and growing apples, pears and peaches Lala Kumar, Horticulture Specialist, University of Missouri Extension
10:20–10:40 Break
10:40–12:00 Establishing a high density tree fruit orchard, benefit and challenges Vaughn Hammond, Extension Educator, University of Nebraska
12:00–12:30 Lunch
12:30–1:30 Spotted wing drosophila, Japanese beetle, marmorated stink bug–pests of tree fruits Jaime C. Piñero, Assistant Professor/State IPM Specialist, Lincoln University Cooperative Research and Extension
1:30–2:00 Question, discussion and evaluation
2:00–3:00 Optional tour of 18th & Broadway garden/orchard

This workshop is being brought to you by University of Missouri Extension, a partner of the Growing Growers program.
Cost to attend this workshop is $30 and includes lunch.
To register, DOWNLOAD and fill out the registration form and mail with payment by June 17. Credit card payment available by calling Sara Hill at (816) 252-5051.