MEDINA — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host the Fruit Tree Management Workshop from 10 a.m.–noon May 6 at Love Creek Apple Orchard, 13495 State Highway 16 in Medina.
“Topics will be applicable to growers just starting a fruit orchard or who have been growing and marketing fruit for years,” said Sam Womble, AgriLife Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources in Bandera County. “The information will also be helpful to homeowners and gardeners who simply want to grow fruit for home consumption and pleasure.”
The program will be presented by Dr. Larry Stein, AgriLife Extension horticulturist from Uvalde. Stein will address planting and establishment, training and pruning, insect and disease control, and grafting.
The program offers attendees one Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education unit in the integrated pest management category.
Cost is $20 and includes lunch.
“This will be an outdoors, hands-on program, so feel free to bring a lawn chair,” Womble said.
To RSVP and register, contact the AgriLife Extension office for Bandera County at 830-796-7755 by May 1.
For more information about this and other upcoming educational programs, go to http://bandera.agrilife.org.