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Upcoming Meetings

The next in-orchard meeting will be held on Wednesday June 12 at 11AM in Fauquier County at Stribling Orchard with a post meeting visit to Heartland Orchard. For more information, contact Kenner Love: klove@vt.edu or (540) 675-3619.

On June 18 at 11AM, we’ll be meeting at Tommy Fitzgerald’s Orchard in Central Virginia. The address is 621 Dillard Hill Road, Lowesville, VA 22967. The main office phone number is (434) 277-5051.

Google map location: http://goo.gl/maps/1UB47

For more information, contact Michael Lachance: lachance@vt.edu or (434) 263-4035.

At both meetings there will be updates from Dr. Peck (horticulture), Dr. Yoder (plant pathology), and Drs. Bergh and/or Pfeiffer (entomology). Horticultural topics will include predicting harvest maturity, pre-harvest drop control, and sampling leaves for nutrient analyses.

These meetings are open to anyone who has an interest in commercial tree-fruit production. A full listing of the tree-fruit meetings being held in Virginia can be found by clicking on the Upcoming programs & events link on the Tree fruit extension and outreach website.

Additionally, the International Fruit Tree Association (IFTA) is still accepting registration for the upcoming Study Tour in and around Adam’s County Pennsylvania. The organizers have put together a fantastic program and growers are highly encouraged to attend.

Table of Contents for 2013 Spray Bulletin

The table of contents in the 2013 Spray Bulletin was unfortunately printed with incorrect page numbers. Dr. Chris Bergh has manually updated the 2013 Spray Bulletin Table of Contents so that you can print a copy and insert it into the Bulletin.

We have been told that there are no more printed copies of the 2013 Spray Bulletin. However, the publication can be downloaded as a free pdf by clicking on the link on the Tree Fruit Extension and Outreach website.

Update (April 15): Dr. Alan Biggs still has about 20 copies of the 2013 Spray Bulletin for sale. If you want a copy, send a check for $14 made out to “West Virginia University” along with your mailing address to Dr. Biggs. He will send you a copy via USPS.

Dr. Alan Biggs
P.O. Box 609
Kearneysville, WV  25430

Meetings for the Week of April 15

Voen CoverThere will be two commercial fruit grower meetings this week. On Tuesday (April 16) starting at 11:00AM, we will meet at Silver Creek Orchards in Nelson County to review current crop conditions and upcoming management decisions. On Thursday (April 18) at 7:00AM, we will meet at the Alson H. Smith, Jr. AREC for our first breakfast update meeting. Immediately following the breakfast meeting at the AREC, we will walk up the hill to view a Voen orchard covering system that was recently installed by Dr. Peck.

The Voen covering was funded in part by a grant from the Virginia Agricultural Council.

Under the Voen cover

Future meeting dates and additional resources for tree-fruit producers can be found at the new Tree Fruit Extension and Outreach website.