2019 Texas Fruit Conference Program

Monday, October 28th, New Braunfels Civic Convention Center, 375 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels, Texas 78130
8:00 AM Registration
9:00 AM Fruit Production & Consumption Dynamics in Texas, Monte Nesbitt, Texas A&M AgriLife College Station
9:25 AM Blackberry Disease Review
9:50 AM Break
10:15 AM Blackberry Insect Review, Erfan Vafaie, Texas A&M AgriLife Overton
10:40 AM Advances in Blackberry Breeding & Global Production, Dr. John Clark, University of Arkansas
11:40 AM Q&A with blackberry experts

12:00 PM Lunch Onsite
1:15 PM Factors Influencing Fruit Breeding & New Releases, Dr. John Clark, University of Arkansas
1:45 PM Small Peach Orchard Success, Dr. George Ray McEachern, Texas A&M University, College Station
2:15 PM Break
2:45 PM Effective Bioinsecticides and Biological Control in IPM, Erfan Vafaie, Texas A&M AgriLife Overton
3:15 PM Rio Grande Valley Citrus in the Greening Era, Dr. Juan Anciso, Texas A&M AgriLife Weslaco
3:45 PM Adjourn Day 1 Educational Program
5:00 PM Taste of Texas Fruits Reception in the Civic Center
7:00 PM Adjourn Day 1

Tuesday, October 29th Conference Day 2
9:00 AM Water or Else! Dr. Larry Stein, Texas A&M AgriLife Uvalde
9:25 AM Opportunities and Challenges for Strawberries in Texas, Dr. Russ Wallace, Texas A&M AgriLife Lubbock
9:50 AM Break
10:15 AM The Best Non-Wine Grapes for Texas, Dr. Justin Scheiner, Texas A&M AgriLife College Station
10:40 AM The Peach in its Homeland, Dr. Dave Byrne, Texas A&M University, College Station
11:10 AM An Instant Mature Peach Orchard in North Texas, Laura Miller, Tarrant County AgriLife Extension
11:35 AM Go Texan Program–Marketing Assistance for Texas Fruit Growers, Scott Sroufe, Texas Dept. of Agriculture, Austin

12:00 PM Lunch Onsite
1:10 PM What Texas Fruit Growers Should Know About Climate Change Jim Kamas, Texas A&M AgriLife Fredericksburg
1:40 PM High Tunnel Fruit Crop Management, Dr. Russ Wallace, Texas A&M AgriLife Lubbock
2:10 PM Color and Shade Manipulation of Perennial Fruits, Jacy Lewis, Texas A&M AgriLife Fredericksburg
2:35 PM Cover Crops for Texas Fruit Orchards, Stephen Janak, Texas A&M AgriLife Hallettsville
3:00 PM Conference Adjourn

Wednesday, October 30th Post Conference Tour
9:00 AM Post-Conference Tour Sign-In and Registration Studebaker Farms, 9405 East US-290, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
11:00 AM Depart Studebaker Farms
11:30 AM Lunch
12:45 PM Arrive at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Viticulture & Fruit Lab, 259 Business Ct., Fredericksburg, Texas
2:00 PM Tour Concludes

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2019 Texas Fruit Conference & Tour

The Texas Fruit Conference is set for October 28th and 29th at the New Braunfels Civic Convention Center, 375 S Castell Ave, New Braunfels, TX 78130. Full conference program is shown below.

We are excited to announce that the 8th annual offering of this event will feature 15 different speakers and 18 presentations covering a range of subjects and crops, including peaches, strawberries, citrus, grapes and blackberries.

Conference Highlights:
• We are excited to host Dr. John Clark, Distinguished Professor of Horticulture with University of Arkansas, who will highlight a Monday morning session on blackberry production. Dr. Clark’s direction of the University of Arkansas Fruit Breeding Program has led to the introduction of more than 50 varieties of fruits, including important contemporary floricane and primocane-fruiting varieties of blackberries like Kiowa, Natchez, Ouachita, PrimeArk-45, and Prime Ark Freedom. Dr. Clark will give two presentations, “Advances in blackberry breeding and global production” and “Factors influencing fruit breeding and new releases”
• A post-conference tour on Wednesday, October 30th, is offered this year that will focus on protected culture and temperature modification of fruit crops in Fredericksburg, Texas. The tour will visit Studebaker Farms, Blumenthal, Texas (near Stonewall) and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Viticulture and Fruit Lab. As an introduction to the tour, our conference program on Tuesday afternoon, presentations will highlight climate change, high tunnel management and use of shade and color fabrics to manipulate fruit yield and quality.
• Peaches are one of the most important deciduous fruit crops in Texas. Our program this year features three unique discussions of peach culture, from advances in culture and breeding in China, to transplanting of mature peach trees, and keys to success and profitability for small orchards.
• The environmental and biotic challenges of growing fruit in Texas are unique. Participants will hear discussions of organic pest management, water management and use of cover crops in orchard floors. We expect to offer between 4 and 6 CEU’s for Texas Pesticide License holders.

Conference Format:
We start early this year—Monday morning, October 28th, with registration at 8:00 am and presentations at 9:00 am on both days. With our post-conference tour happening in Fredericksburg on Wednesday morning, we will conclude the conference education earlier than usual on Tuesday, at approximately 3:00 pm.

Registration Now Open:
Online Registration Link: http://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/
Fees this year: Conference regular: $100 per person online ($85 if registered online by 9/15); Post-Conference tour: $35 per person; Conference and tour combo package is $110 per person when registered online. In person registration fee (day of event) is $110 per person (conference) and $40 (tour). Lunch is included this year all three days.
Accommodations:
In New Braunfels: Faust Hotel & Brewing Co. (https://www.fausthotel.com/). This is historic hotel is one block away from the New Braunfels Civic Convention Center, and offers rooms ranging from $69/night (Single w/double bed); $89/night (Std. Queen); $109 (Deluxe Queen) to Standard King for $129/night. Ask for Texas Fruit Conference Rates by October 10th. Availability is first come-first serve.

In Fredericksburg: Our program in Fredericksburg will start 9:00 am on Wednesday, Oct. 30th. Participants may drive from New Braunfels (about 1.5 hours drive) or stay in Fredericksburg. A wide variety of accommodations are available.

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2020 Texas A&M University Stone Fruit Testing Program

Dr. David Byrne, director of the stone fruit breeding program at Texas A&M University is making 27 selections of peaches and nectarines available to growers in Texas for evaluation beginning in 2020.

Orders are being taken now through May 15, 2019 for trees to be propagated and made available to growers starting January 2020.

Who can participate?: Any person interested in peaches and nectarines can participate—those with commercial growers, those with home plantings, and those who have never grown a peach or nectarine before.

How to participate:

  1. Identify your chill hour zone by clicking here: url
  2. Review variety information here: url
  3. Complete the TAMU Stonefruit Testing Program order form here (a minimum of 2 trees and a maximum of 10 trees is required for any variety a grower wishes to obtain): order form url
  4.  Get ready to plant in 2020
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2018 Texas Fruit Conference Program

Location-City of New Braunfels Civic Convention Center, 375 S. Castell Avenue, New Braunfels, TX 78130

Conference Registration Link: https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/organizationListings/158

Lodging Links: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.marriott.com_meeting-2Devent-2Dhotels_group-2Dcorporate-2Dtravel_groupCorp.mi-3FresLinkData-3DTexas-2520A-2526M-2520University-2520Fruit-2520Conference-255ESATNB-2560TAMTAMA-257CTAMTAMB-256099.00-2560USD-2560false-25604-2560-3BSATBF-2560TAMTAMA-257CTAMTAMB-256079.00-2560USD-2560false-25604-256010_14_18-256010_17_18-25609_28_18-26app-3Dresvlink-26stop-5Fmobi-3Dyes&d=DwMFAw&c=ODFT-G5SujMiGrKuoJJjVg&r=qIIxxmoHuXIgaj2pN-g9jPcUZ8tb0c9dPzYdP5nni9E&m=XvmqsgrKKNcOv04_v_SmL4X7cRJxWVdpMi3fIZt6n0k&s=F-_CvOpLmA0SFF1d5dvi1NONrBIRp6V0FVfc1UkeH8E&e=

Contact for more information: Monte Nesbitt, 979-862-1218, MLNesbitt@tamu.edu

2018 CONFERENCE PROGRAM—(Relative order and times can change)
Monday Afternoon October 15th,
11:00 am-1:00 pm On-Site Registration
1:00-1:35 Plums in Texas—History, Challenges and Potential,  Dr. George Ray McEachern, Texas A&M University
1:35-2:10 Figs—the Renaissance fruit crop in Texas,  Jim Kamas, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Fredericksburg
2:10-2:45 New produce rules under FSMA—What Texas growers should know, Richard De Los Santos, TDA Director Texas Office Produce Safety
3:10-3:45 Efforts to Improve Appearance, Condition and Quality of Pomegranates, Dr. Larry Stein, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Uvalde
3:45-4:15  Pomegranate Varieties and Survey Feedback, Elizabeth McMahon, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Gillespie County
4:15-5:00  Pomegranate variety performance and production in the El Paso Valley,  Dr. Genhua Niu, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, El Paso
**5:30-7:00 pm Taste of Texas Fruits Reception**

Tuesday, October 16th, Session 2
8:00-8:35 am Failure to Thrive—Horticultural Reasons for Fruit Tree Unproductivity, Monte Nesbitt, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, College Station
8:35-9:10 Failure to Thrive—Pathological Reasons for Fruit Tree Unproductivity, Sheila McBride, Texas Plant Disease Clinic, College Station
9:10-9:45 Research and Progress with Golden Kiwifruit in Texas, Tim Hartmann, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, College Station
10:15-10:50 Feasibility and Profitability of Container Blueberry Production, Dr. David Creech, Stephen F. Austin University
10:50-11:25 Hops—A fruit crop for Texas? Dr. Justin Scheiner, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, College Station
11:25-12:00 Medium & High Chill Peach Performance Across Different Chilling Seasons in Texas, Dr. Dave Byrne, Texas A&M University
**12-1:00pm Lunch Provided On-site**
1:15-1:40 pm Pineapple Guava (Feijoa)—a South American Fruit with Potential for South Texas, Tim Hartmann, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension,
1:40-2:15 pm Monitoring and awareness of the potential impact of invasive insects on fruit crops in Texas, Bill Ree, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, College Station
2:15-2:45 pm Break, Visit with Exhibitors
2:45-3:20 pm Basics & Complexities of Fertigation for Fruit Orchards, Jim Kamas, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Fredericksburg
3:20-4:00 pm Basics & Complexities of Frost & Freeze Protection, Monte Nesbitt, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, College Station
4:00-pm Pomegranate Tasting Results Elizabeth McMahon, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Gillespie County
**4:15 pm Conference Adjourns**

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2017 Texas Fruit Conference Tentative Program

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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2016 Texas Fruit Conference Program Agenda

Monday

Afternoon

October 31st, 2016 City of New Braunfels Civic Convention Center
11:00am-1:00 pm On-Site Registration  
1:00-4:30 New Grower Session  
1:00 History of Commercial Fuit Growing in Texas Dr. George Ray McEachern, Texas A&M University
1:40

 

Neuromarketing Food and Agricultural Products Dr. Marco Palma, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, College Station
2:10

 

Successful Outcomes in Farmers Markets Laura Miller, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Tarrant County
2:40 Break-Visit with Exhibitors  
3:00 Keys to Successful Small Acreage Fruit Growing Jim Kamas, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Fredericksburg
3:30

 

Common Mistakes with Fruit Tree Fertilizer Dr. Larry Stein, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Uvalde
4:00 Water Needs, Delivery and Conservation for Fruit Trees Monte Nesbitt, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, College Station
4:30

 

Ask the Experts  Panel Discussion  
5:00 pm Adjourn  
6:00-7:30 pm Welcome Reception for Everyone Courtyard New Braunfels River Village
Tuesday

Morning

November 1st  
8:00am-8:30 am On-Site Registration  
8:30

 

All About Avocados Dr. Larry Stein, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Uvalde
9:00

 

The Oily Romance of Olives in Texas Monte Nesbitt, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, College Station
9:30

 

Table Grapes-Reality or Fantasy for Texas? Jim Kamas, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Fredericsburg
10:00 Break  
10:30 Early Results of High Tunnel Blackberries Dr. Russ Wallace, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Lubbock
11:00

 

Improving Stone Fruit Performance through Rootstock Selection Dr. Tom Beckman, USDA-ARS Southeastern Fruit & Tree Nut Laboratory, Byron, Ga.
11:30 Texas Cider—New Comeback for an Old World Fruit Product Wes Mickel, Argus Cidery, Austin, Texas
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch Provided  
1:00pm

 

Experiences in Starting a Fruit Orchard Tim McCaskill, Austin Orchards
1:30 pm Stinkbugs & Leaffooted bugs—Traditional and Organic Approaches to Control Bill Ree, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, College Station
2:00 pm Most-diagnosed Fruit Diseases in Texas Dr. Kevin Ong, Texas Plant Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
2:30 pm Break—Visit with Exhibitors  
3:00 pm Global Trends in Consumer Demand for Peaches and Other Stone Fruits Dr. Dave Byrne, Texas A&M University, College Station
3:30 pm

 

Southeastern Medium-Chill Peaches for Consideration in Texas Dr. Tom Beckman, USDA-ARS Southeastern Fruit & Tree Nut Laboratory, Byron, Ga.
4:00 pm

 

Beyond the Fringe—Exotic, High-Value Fruit and their Potential for Success/failure in Texas Tim Hartmann, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, College Station
4:30 pm Pomegranate Update & Tasting Jim Kamas, Larry Stein & Beth McMahon
5:00 pm Conference Adjourns
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2015 Texas High Tunnel Program Agenda

College Station Hilton & Conference Center, Oct. 7th, 2015, Morning Session:

8:00 – Registration

8:30 – Growing Fruits and Vegetables from the Farm to Table, Bob & Cora Lamar, Oak Hill Farms, Poteet

9:00 – Rootstock Selection and High Tunnel Production with Grafted Tomatoes, Dr. Cary Rivard, Fruit & Vegetable Specialist, Kansas State University

10:00 – Break (visit with sponsors and exhibitors)

10:15 – Improving Crop Performance Using Drip Irrigation in Open Field and High Tunnels, Dr. Larry Stein, Extension Specialist, Horticulture

11:15 – Pesticide Laws & RegulationsBrad Tullis, Inspector V, Pesticide Division, Texas Department of Agriculture

12:15 – Lunch Provided (visit with sponsors and exhibitors)

Afternoon Session:  

 

1:00 – Integrated Pest Management for High Tunnel Strawberries, Dr. Cary Rivard, Fruit & Vegetable Specialist, Kansas State University

2:00 – How to Get the Most from Your High Tunnel,  Dr. Russ Wallace, Extension Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

2:30 – Consumer Expectations for Growing Quality Commercial Strawberries, David Figliola –Business Development Manager, H.E.B., San Antonio

3:00 – Break (visit with sponsors and exhibitors)

3:15 – Promoting Insect Pollination in Tunnels and Beyond, Lauren Ward, M.S., Apiary Manager, Texas A&M Honey Bee Lab, Bryan

4:15 – Comparing Organic vs. Conventional Pest Control in High Tunnel Strawberries, Dr. Russ Wallace, Extension Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

5:15 – Depart (Have a safe trip home!)

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2015 Texas Fruit Conference Program Schedule

Presentation times could change, but content should include the following:

Monday

Afternoon

October 5th, 2015 College Station Hilton & Conference Center
12:00-1:00 pm On-Site Registration
1:00-4:30 Opening Session
1:00

 

The Fruit Orchard Foundation: Site-Soil-Water Dr. George Ray McEachern, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
1:30

 

Open Center Peach Tree Training & Pruning Mr. Jim Kamas, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Fredericksburg, Texas
2:00

 

Fruit Tree Grafting & Budding Overview Dr. Larry Stein, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Uvalde, Texas
2:30 Break-Visit with Exhibitors
3:00 Home/Small Orchard Insecticides Mr. Bill Ree, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension, College Station, Texas
3:30

 

Weed Management & Sprayer Calibration Mr. Monte Nesbitt, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension, College Station, Texas
4:00

 

Jujube; the no spray fruit—or is it? Mr. William D. ‘Bill ‘Adams, Harris County Extension Horticulturist (retired) & author
4:30 Question/Answer Session
5:00 pm Adjourn Monday Session
6:00-7:30 pm Welcome Reception for Everyone  
Tuesday

Morning

October 6th Hilton College Station & Conference Center
8:00am-8:45 am On-Site Registration
8:30

 

Organic Fruit Production in Texas—Opportunities and Challenges Mr. Monte Nesbitt, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, College Station, Texas
9:00

 

The Texas Strawberry Revival Dr. Russ Wallace, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension, Lubbock, Texas
9:30

 

Growing Walnuts in Texas—Past, Present, Future Larry Stein, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Uvalde, Texas
10:00 Break
10:30 Protected Fruit Culture in China—Concepts and Application for Texas Dr. Dave Byrne, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
11:00 Southern Fruit Fellowship Lecture: Dwarf Severenia buxifolia , a new citrus rootstock Dr. Ethan Natelson, Southern Fruit Fellowship, Houston, Texas
11:30

 

Sothern Fruit Fellowship Lecture: Sustainable Beekeeping Mr. Randell Verhoek, Past President, American Honey Producers Association
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch Provided
1:00pm

 

Experiences in the Fruit Business Mr. Russ Studebaker, Studebaker Farms, Fredericksburg, Texas
1:40 pm

 

Kiwifruit and Other Fruit Frontiers Dr. David Creech, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, Texas
2:15 pm Question & Answer  Session
2:30 pm Break—Visit with Exhibitors
3:00 pm

 

From T.V. Munson to Biotechnology—Progress with Pierce’s Disease Resistant Grapes Mr. Andrew Labay, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Fredericksburg, Texas
3:30 pm

 

Unraveling Fruit Tree Root Rots in 2015 Dr. David Appel and Ms. Sheila McBride, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, College Station
4:00 pm

 

Brown Rot of Stone Fruits—Rainy Season Reminders Mr. Jim Kamas, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Fredericksburg, Texas
4:30 pm Pomegranate variety tasting Larry Stein and Jim Kamas
5:00 pm Conference Adjourns
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4th Annual Texas Fruit Conference Oct. 5th & 6th, 2015

Masthead 2015

Make plans to attend the 4th annual Texas Fruit Conference, October 5th & 6th, College Station Hilton & Conference Center, College Station, Texas

What is it? The Texas Fruit Conference is an educational program by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, aimed at bringing together commercial and recreational fruit growers from around the state to hear and discuss the challenges and successes of fruit growing in Texas.

New Faces: This year we are partnering with Southern Fruit Fellowship, a chapter of North American Fruit Explorers (NAFEX) with members in several Gulf Coast States. SFF is holding their annual meeting at the Texas Fruit Fellowship and sponsoring two lectures on Tuesday (see details in the program schedule).

This program offers valuable information updates to seasoned fruit growers while also providing persons with no experiences in orchard management a place to learn how to get started.

This 4rthFall Fruit Conference in Aggieland features exciting topics: –

¨  Opening session, Monday afternoon—Peach tree pruning, grafting, home orchard insecticides, more

¨  Networking reception, Monday evening, College Station Hilton & Conference Center

¨  Tuesday session—strawberries, kiwifruit, walnuts, honeybees,  brown rot management, organic fruit, more.

¨  Pomegranate fruit variety tasting! Sample some of the newest pomegranate varieties in Texas trials.

Featured Speakers:

  • Dr. George Ray McEachern will discuss the fruit orchard’s foundation—site, soil and water
  • Dr. David Byrne—protected culture of fruits in China
  • Russ Studebaker, Studebaker Farms-Fredericksburg—Experiences in fruit growing and marketing
  • Dr. David Creech, Stephen F. Austin University—Kiwifruit in Texas
  • William D. ‘Bill’ Adams—Jujube

Southern Fruit Fellowship Lectures:

Dr. Ethan Natelson—Dwarf Severinia citrus rootstock, Mr. Randell Verhoek, Sustainable Beekeeping

AgriLife Extension Speakers:

Larry Stein, Jim Kamas, Monte Nesbitt, David Appel, Sheila McBride, Bill Ree, Andrew Labay

When is it? Registration begins 12 Noon, Monday, October 5th, presentations 1:00 pm-5:00 pm; Tuesday October 6th; presentations 8:30 am-5:00 pm.

Where is it? Hilton College Station & Conference Center, 801 University Drive East, College Station, Texas 77840, (979) 693-7500; http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/texas/hilton-college-station-and-conference-center-CLLCHHF/index.html

Guest Room Rates: $149; Deadline to reserve rooms –September 13th

Hotel Group Code: Hort15

How do I register? Online Registration is at https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/Horticulture

Cost $80.00/person online before 9/25/14. On-site registration $90.00

Or Combine registration with Texas High Tunnel Conference ($55/person), Wednesday October 7th, for $125/person for both events

For more information? Contact Monte Nesbitt (979) 862-1218, MLNesbitt@tamu.edu

 

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Texas High Tunnel Conference, October 8

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The Texas High Tunnel Conference (October 8th ) and the Texas Fruit Conference (October 6th & 7th) will both be held this year at the Hilton Garden Inn & Conference Center in College Station.  The Hilton Garden Inn location allows us to continue to grow the number exhibitors and attendees.  Thanks to all those who supported the conferences last year; we had overwhelming positive comments from our attendees.

Pesticide CEU’s will be offered at both programs.

The two-day 3rd Annual Texas Fruit Conference will provide timely topics and practical fruit growing and marketing information for new and experienced fruit growers, covering a diverse slate of topics and orchard crops!  The one-day Texas High Tunnel Conference will explore growing strawberries and other high value horticultural crops in season-extending technology. Growers considering new/alternative crops and marketing seasons will be exposed to the opportunities and challenges that high tunnels can offer.

Our online registration site is operational and you can sign up for one or both conferences at: http://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/.

Click Here for information regarding costs of conference registration, hotel reservations, and presentation schedules for both conferences:

Texas High Tunnel Conference 2014 Agenda

2014 Texas Fruit Conference Program

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