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April 2, 2019

Managing Fruit Crops


Noble Research Institute, Entry 5
Kruse Auditorium
2510 Sam Noble Parkway
Ardmore, OK 73401


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Registration Fee

There is no registration fee for this event. Registration closes five days before the event.

Level 2: Building


General Overview

The challenges inherent to growing fruit in the Southern Great Plains are many and varied. Weather, pests, and limited soil and water resources combine to frustrate even seasoned growers. This course is designed to focus on cultural practices, specific to each type of fruit crop, that will reduce risk and increase success.

Fruit crops to be covered:
  • Pome fruit (apple and pear)
  • Stone fruit (peach, plum, apricot, pluots, etc.)
  • Small fruit (brambles, strawberry, table grape, blueberry)
What You Will Learn:
  • Critical points and common problems of fruit production
  • How to select fruit varieties
  • The proper crop spacing for fruit crops
  • How to establish the different types of fruits
  • The appropriate training and pruning of fruit crops
  • Proper fertilization for different types of fruit crops
  • How to manage pests in fruit crops
  • The best harvest and storage tips for fruit crops
  • Other helpful information about fruit crops
How You Will Learn:
  • Seminar presentations
  • Q&A
Who Should Attend:
  • Fruit growers who are new to growing
  • Established growers looking to improve their production management skills
Related Courses:
  • So You Want to Grow Fruit
  • Establishing Vegetable and Fruit Crops
  • Managing Vegetable Crops
  • Marketing Options for Specialty Crops
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