Rappahannock/Madison/Fauquier County Tree Fruit Meetings:
The Rappahannock Extension Office invites each of you to attend a series of in-orchard meetings scheduled from April through July. These meetings will be held in orchards located in Rappahannock, Fauquier, and Madison Counties.
We will meet at the host orchard at 11:00 a.m. for a tour of the orchard, followed by a discussion of current orchard management recommendations. Virginia Tech fruit specialists from the Alson H. Smith Jr. Agricultural Research and Extension Center will be present to address specific topics. We encourage you to bring samples of insects, diseased foliage or scaffolds for treatment recommendations. After the orchard tour we will have a bagged lunch (bring your own); drinks will be furnished by the host orchardist. We will adjourn around 2:00 p.m.
March 11th Grafting Workshop – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Madison Extension Office
April 20th In Orchard Meeting Williams Orchard, Tommy and Eddie Williams, Flint Hill Rt. 211 east to Ben Venue. At the crossroads, turn north on to Rt. 729 and go approximately 2½ miles. Orchard is on the left
May 25th In Orchard Meeting James Jenkins, Jenkins Orchard, Woodville, From Rt. 231, turn right on to Rt. 621, go about 2 miles. The orchard is on the left by the packing shed.
June 15th In Orchard MeetingFrom Flint Hill: Rt. 522 N, turn right on Rt. 635, turn N/left on Rt. 688, both orchards are located near the intersection of Rt. 688 and Rt. 55 in Markham. Stribling and Hartland Orchards, Robert Stribling and Bill Green, Markham
July 20th Graves Mountain Farm Graves’ Mountain Farm, Jimmy Graves, Syria Rt. 231 to Rt. 670, meet at the picnic shelter on left just past Syria.
Please call the Extension Office at 540-675-3619 for additional information about these programs.
Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Crop and Soil Sciences