Utah Fruit School for Commercial Growers
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Utah Fruit School for Commercial Growers

Utah Fruit School for Commercial Growers

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Spanish Fork Fairgrounds High Chaparral Room

475 South Main Street

Spanish Fork, UT 84660

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Seven Sessions on Thursdays:

October 27 - December 15

(not including Thursday, November 24)

10 - 11:30 am



Registration allows you to attend all sessions, or only those of interest



The Utah Fruit School will provide training on the basics of growing commercial fruit in Utah, and is open to commercial growers of any knowledge level. Participants will learn the skills needed to produce healthy, profitable fruit, including the newest, proven technologies. Classes will be taught by Extension professionals, with practical experience provided by commercial fruit growers.



Schedule:

Oct 27 – Plant Diseases and Pesticide Safety (CEU's provided)
Claudia Nischwitz, Plant Pathologist, USU
Taun Beddes, Extension Associate Horticulture Professor, USU

Nov 3 – Primary Insect Pests, Mating Disruption, and Using Degree Days (CEU's provided)
Diane Alston, Entomologist, USU
Marion Murray, IPM Project Leader, USU

Nov 10 – Secondary Insect and Mite Pests and Beneficial Insects (CEU's provided)
Diane Alston, Entomologist, USU
Marion Murray, IPM Project Leader, USU

Nov 17 – Plant Growth Regulators and Thinning
Brent Black, Fruit Specialist, USU

Dec 1 – Irrigation
Scott Johnson, Fruit Specialist, Univ. of California [retired]

Dec 8 – Orchard Floor Management (CEU's provided)
Teryl Roper, Pomologist, USU

Dec 15 – Nutrition
Grant Cardon, Soils Specialist, USU



The Fruit School will also be offered in 2017 and 2018, with a different variety of speakers and topics.



Funding is provided by a Utah Department of Agriculture and Food Specialty Crop Block Grant.


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