The 2015 Winter Fruit School dates, times, and locations have been set. These in-depth meetings focus on commercial tree-fruit production. The schedule will be similar to the 2014 schedule, with the Carroll-Patrick meeting occurring on Tuesday morning and the Central Virginia meeting occurring on Wednesday evening. The full list of locations is below, as well as the local contact for each meeting. NOTE: There is a new location for the Carroll-Patrick Fruit School meeting this year.
Presentations by will include the following topics: brown marmorated stink bug update, tall spindle systems, hard cider resources, neonicotinoid impacts on pollinators, spotted winged drosophila and spotted lanternfly updates, and summer disease management updates with a focus on Glomerella leaf spot. Additional programing is still being developed at each location and more details are forthcoming. Pesticide recertification credits are usually available, check with the local contact for more information.
|Date||Location||Registration opens||Local Contact||Contact’s phone
|Hungry Farmer Cafe
15297 Fancy Gap Highway (US 52)
Cana, VA 24317
3738 Brambleton Avenue SW
Roanoke, VA 24018
|The Nelson Center
8445 Thomas Nelson Highway
Lovingston, VA 22949
|Grave’s Mountain Lodge
Syria, VA 22743
Lee Jackson Banquet Hall
711 Millwood Ave.
Winchester, VA 22601
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