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Winter Meeting Planned for Northeast Tree Fruit Growers

Penn State Extension has planned the Northeast Fruit Meeting for tree fruit growers in Northeastern Pennsylvania.  The meeting will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, at the Iron Skillet Restaurant in the Petro Plaza, Avoca. The meeting is designed to address current challenges with the latest research based information. The program highlights include: 

  • Fungicide Resistance Management Strategies for Apple Scab, Powdery Mildew, and Brown Rot
  • The Impact of BMSB Management on IPM Systems in Fruit Orchards
  • Bacterial Spot Management on Stone Fruit
  • Managing Perennial and Other Hard-to-Control Weeds in New and Established Pome and Stone Fruit Orchards
  • Pesticide Applicator Training 

This meeting is a great opportunity for growers to hear from researchers who are working on the critical issues facing the tree fruit industry. Growers also have a chance to interact with each other and find out what’s going on at other orchards. 

Contact the Extension office in Lackawanna County (570-963-6842) to receive a meeting announcement which explains the registration procedure. The registration fee is $20 if received by February 9. Registration received after February 9 and at the door is $30.00.  The registration fee includes morning refreshments and a hot buffet lunch. Mark your 2013 calendar now, and plan to attend the Northeast Fruit Meeting on February 14. 

Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact John Esslinger at (570)784-6660 in advance of your participation or visit. 

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