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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 … […]

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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 … […]

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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 … […]

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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   … […]

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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 … […]

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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. … […]

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4th Annual Texas Fruit Conference Oct. 5th & 6th, 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 … […]

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Texas High Tunnel Conference, October 8

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 … […]

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2014 Texas Fruit Conference Program, October 6-7

Make plans to attend the 3rd annual Texas Fruit Conference, October 6th & 7th, Hilton Garden Inn, 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 … […]

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2013 Texas Fruit Conference Agenda Posted

As a follow up to last week’s post, I wanted to add the finalized agenda to the two events that are scheduled for the end of September, first two days of October.  Please feel free to contact Monte, Larry or me if you have any questions about our the fruit conference or Russ Wallace if … […]

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