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. We will adjourn around 2:00 p.m. A schedule of meeting locations and directions to the orchards are listed below.
Please call the Extension Office at 540-675-3619 for additional information about these programs.
April 12th 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 10th In Orchard Meeting
Jenkins Orchard, James Jenkins, 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 14th In Orchard Meeting
Stribling Orchard, Robert Stribling and Alex Jeffries
From Flint Hill: Rt. 522 N, turn right on Rt. 635, turn N/left on Rt. 688, the orchard is located near the intersection of Rt. 688 and Rt. 55 in Markham; 11587 Poverty Hollow Ln, Markham, VA 22643
July 19th In Orchard Meeting
Graves’ Mountain Farm, Jimmy Graves, Syria
Rt. 231 to Rt. 670, meet at the picnic shelter on left just past Syria.
If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Kenner Love, VCE at (540-675-3616/TDD*) during business hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event. *TDD number is (800) 828-1120.