Spring Orchard Meeting

Penn State Extension has planned ten educational meetings for commercial tree fruit growers and orchard employees this spring.
Photo: Loy Elliot

Photo: Loy Elliot

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April 11, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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The meetings are being held in orchards across the state. Growers have an opportunity to visit other commercial tree fruit operations, learn from Extension specialists who are experts in their program areas, and discuss current tree fruit issues with other growers at a critical time of the growing season.


  • There are no fees for this program
  • Preregistration is requested
  • Arrive at 4:45 pm for a pruning demonstration in Spanish and English - Simplified Rules for Pruning Apple Trees

The program highlights include:

Integrated Pest Management Options for Pest and Beneficial Insects

Greg Krawczyk, Extension Tree Fruit Entomologist

Updates on new tools and techniques to monitor and manage insect pests while protecting beneficial organisms in fruit orchards.

Managing Tree Fruit Diseases in 2017

Kari Peter, Extension Tree Fruit Pathologist

Timely disease management tips for early season, as well as potential issues growers may encounter during the summer. An updated Fungicide Resistance Management Table for key diseases will be available.

Apple Thinning and Promoting Return Bloom

James Schupp, Professor of Pomology and FREC Center Director

Discussion of the effect of blossom density and weather during the current growing season on apple fruit set, with the objective of helping growers make decisions for apple crop load management and return bloom.



Registration for this event is closed.

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