Last Call: Organic Tree Fruit Workshop: HVRL; September 10th 4-6:30PM

Workshop Invitation:
Establishing A Slender Spindle Organic Orchard Cropping System.
Organic European and Asian Pear Production

Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 from 4:00-6:30pm

Hudson Valley Research Laboratory,
3357 US Hwy 9W, Highland, NY

Dr. David Rosenberger, Emeritus Tree Fruit Pathologist
Dr. Gemma Reig Cordoba, Horticulturalist
Peter Jentsch, Entomologist
Organic Growers Pete Talafaro & Steve Clarke

Topics include:
• Organic tree fruit disease management
• Slender-spindle orchard establishment, training and pruning
• IPM in organic tree fruit production systems

Mature, scab resistant apple varieties from the Purdue, Rutgers, Illinois (PRI) breeding program will be available for tasting.

Tree fruit growers are encouraged to bring and share their favorite apples varieties harvested this season.

DSCN9743 This event is free.

Registration is required by September 8th.

Call 845.691.7151 or email to sign-up.

Only 55 participants will be accepted on a first come registration basis.

Tax deductible donations to support Regional University Based Ag. Research can be made to the Hudson Valley Research Laboratory, Inc.

This program is sponsored by the Hudson Valley Research Laboratory, Cornell University, Cornell Cooperative Extension and Local Economies Project.

About Peter J Jentsch

Peter J. Jentsch serves the mid-Hudson Valley pome fruit, grape and vegetable growers as the Senior Extension Associate in the Department of Entomology for Cornell University’s Hudson Valley Laboratory located in Highland, NY. He provides regional farmers with information on insect related research conducted on the laboratory’s 20-acre research farm for use in commercial and organic fruit and vegetable production. Peter is a graduate of the University of Nebraska with a Masters degree in Entomology. He is presently focusing on invasive insect species, monitoring in the urban environment and commercial agricultural production systems throughout the state
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