2023 Texas Fruit Conference

Intro to Fruit Growing Workshop

Wednesday, October 18th, Gillespie County AgriLife Extension Office, 38 Business Ct., Fredericksburg, Texas.

Fruit orchards begun correctly with appropriate natural resources, human input planning, crop selection, and plant protection strategies can be important sources of primary or secondary farm income in Texas. They can also be a rendezvous with economic disaster for new or experienced landowners unfamiliar with the challenges of fruit orchard management.
 Our introductory workshop is intended to familiarize new and prospective landowners with the decisions, requirements, and challenges of growing fruit in Texas, and to prepare them to establish orchards with a fighting chance for success. We will help you to decide whether growing fruit for profit or recreation is something you should do.
Have you already started an orchard? The Intro to Fruit Growing Workshop is a great review of general orchard management practices, integrated pest management, problem solving, and diversification. Cost: $60/person or bundled with conference package (includes lunch).
Pesticide Continuing Education Units (CEU’s): 1 hours-IPM
8:00 am
Registration-Sign In
Department of Horticultural Sciences Presenter
8:30 am
Site and resource evaluation for new fruit orchards
Mr. Jim Kamas, Associate Professor & Extension Specialist, Fredericksburg
9:00 am
Fruit orchard establishment
Dr. Larry Stein, Regents Fellow, Associate Department Head, Professor & Extension Specialist, Uvalde
9:30 am
Deciding what to grow: major production &
marketing considerations
Dr. Tim Hartmann, Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist, College Station
10:00 am
Break-Visit with Exhibitors
10:15 am
Budgeting time resources- what it takes to start and manage an orchard
Ms. Jacy Lewis, Program Manager,  Fredericksburg
10:45 am
Disease & insect threats to successful fruit production
Ms. Brianna Hoge, Extension Program Specialist, Fredericksburg
11:15 am
Developing a fruit orchard IPM philosophy
Dr. Monte Nesbitt, Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist, College Station
11:45 am
Summary Points: Questions-Answers
12:00 pm
Adjourn, Lunch Onsite—Included

http://Registration: https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/hort-ev-022

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