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Commercial Tree Fruit Growers To Meet

The Commercial Tree Fruit School (formerly call the Northeast Tree Fruit Meeting) is planned for Thursday, February 15, at the Iron Skillet Restaurant in the Petro Plaza, Avoca, with registration at 8:45 am and the meeting starting at 9 am.

Commercial tree fruit growers have an opportunity to learn from Extension specialists and discuss current tree fruit issues. The meeting will give growers an opportunity to learn the results of the latest research on growing tree fruit and to get an update on regulations that affect the way they manage their orchards.

Program Topics 

  • What Are Your Herbicide Strategies: Can You Do Better?
  • Core Pesticide Safety Challenge
  • Tree Fruit Bacterial Disease Management 2.0: Going beyond Antibiotics
  • New and Evolving Insect Pests in Commercial Orchards
  • Apple Physiology – Bloom to Harvest: Use of PGRs & Other Tips
  • What’s New and Improved in the 2018 – 2019 Penn State Tree Fruit Production Guide
  • Brown Marmorated Stinkbug Update
  • Update from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

The Commercial Tree Fruit Meeting has been approved for two core recertification credits and six category recertification credits.

Interested parties can register for the program on-line by going to https://extension.psu.edu/commercial-tree-fruit-school, under Where and When select Dupont, February 15, or by calling 1-877-345-0691. The registration fee is $30 per person if registered by February 12; and $40 at the door.

Registration includes handouts, morning refreshments, and a hot buffet lunch.

Please direct any questions about the meeting’s content to John Esslinger at 570-316-6516.