Learn About Growing Fruit Trees as a Business

apple, variety GingergoldSaturday, April 6, 2024
Snow date: Saturday, April 13, 2024
1:00-4:00 p.m.

Highmoor Farm, Monmouth, Maine (directions)

Renae Moran will be teaching the basics of commercial tree fruit production including spraying, pruning and thinning. To be held in the classroom, behind the barn.  Highmoor Farm is located at 52 US Route 202, Monmouth, Maine 04259.

There is no registration fee.

To Register:

Please R.S.V.P. by contacting Renae Moran at 207.713.7083 or rmoran@maine.edu


1:00 p.m.: Crop Protection — Common insect pests and diseases, spray materials*

2:00 p.m.: BREAK

2:15 p.m.: Crop Load Management and Fruit Thinning

2:45 p.m.: BREAK

3:00 p.m.: Pruning Practices — Training systems and pruning techniques

3:30 p.m.: Pruning Demonstration in the Orchard (weather permitting)

*One pesticide applicator credit will be offered for attending this 1-hour portion of the meeting, pending approval

For special requests, please contact Renae Moran at 207.933.2100 or email rmoran@maine.edu by March 1, 2024. If requests are received after this date, we may not have sufficient time to make necessary arrangements; however, all requests will be considered.

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