New Mexico State University’s Cooperative Extension Service will host its annual fruit grower workshop March 11-12 on Zoom. | Photo courtesy NMSU
The New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences will host its annual fruit grower workshop in March.
Topics for the two-day workshop include pollinator conservation in orchards, an update on jujube cultivar trials, challenges of stone fruit production in northern New Mexico, protecting fruit trees from wildlife and fruit predators and increasing fruit quality and reducing disorders through nutrient management in apples along with an opportunity to meet the Extension agents.
The workshop, set for March 11-12 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., which will be presented virtually on Zoom, is free but pre-registration is required. To receive the Zoom information, register online.
Speakers include Sam Smallidge, NMSU wildlife specialist; Ge Zhang, entomology postdoc researcher at the Agricultural Science Center at Los Lunas; and Shengrui Yao, fruit specialist at the Sustainable Agriculture Science Center at Alcalde; as well as the invited speaker Lee Kalcsits, associate professor at Washington State University, who is a well-known fruit tree physiologist working on apple mineral nutrition management.
The New Mexico Department of Agriculture approves two continuing education units for attending the workshop.
For issues with registration, the Zoom download or link, contact Hannah Hughes at email@example.com or 505-470-8590.
Author: Tiffany Acosta – NMSU