UVM Apple / VT Tree Fruit Growers Assn meeting Feb 15, Middlebury, VT

By Terence Bradshaw

The 122nd Annual UVM Apple Program and Vermont Tree Fruit Growers Association educational meeting will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the American Legion Hall, 49 Wilson Rd, in Middlebury, VT. The meeting focus this year is on insect management in Vermont orchards. Those include not only traditional pest insects and how to best monitor them on your farm, but also old and new trunk boring insects of concern as well as beneficial, native pollinator insects and practices that can best manage them on your farm. There will also be presentations on implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act, Risk Management through crop insurance, and the latest update on cider apple production research.

The full meeting brochure may be found at: http://go.uvm.edu/2018applemtg
and registration form at: http://go.uvm.edu/2018applereg

Early registration deadline is February 4.

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