Monday Afternoon October 2nd, 2017,  City of New Braunfels Civic Convention Center
11:30-1:00 pm On-Site Registration

Session 1: Basic Training for New Growers
1:00-1:50 Evaluating and preparing soil for a new orchard, Jim Kamas
2:00-2:50 Irrigation system installation, management and modification,  Larry Stein
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-4:00 Reducing tree and vine failure with good planting technique and establishment practices, Monte Nesbitt
4:00-5:00 Fruit Variety Selection by Region for Texas Kamas, Stein, Nesbitt
5:00 pm Texas Fruit Tasting on-site, Elizabeth McMahon, Coordinator

Tuesday Morning, October 3rd, 2017, City of New Braunfels Civic Convention Center

Session 2: Pesticide Recertification Continuing Education

8:00-9:00 Laws and Regulations for pesticide use, Speaker TBD
9:00-10:00 Fruit crop herbicides & sprayer calibration for ground application, Jim Kamas
10-10:15 Break
10:15-1:15 Fruit crop fungicides & sprayer calibration for tree sprayers, Monte Nesbitt
11:15-12:15 Fruit crop insecticides & control of challenging insects (grasshoppers, borers, scales, stinkbugs), Bill Ree
12:15-1:00 Lunch (provided on-site)

Session 3: The Future of Texas Fruit Growing

1:00-2:00 Future of Stone Fruits in Texas, Dr. David Byrne
2:00-2:45 Future of Pome Fruits in Texas, Dr. Larry Stein
2:45-3:00 Break
3:00-3:45 Future of Citrus in Texas, Monte Nesbitt
3:45-4:30 Future of Blackberries & Blueberries in Texas, Jim Kamas
4:30-5:15 Future of Minor Fruits–Figs, Pomegranates, Jujube, Kiwi, Persimmons, Kamas, Stein, Nesbitt
5:15 Adjourn

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