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Good Management Practices Help Fruit Growers Reduce Risks, Increase Success of Crop Production

The challenges inherent to growing fruit are many and varied. Weather, pests, and limited soil and water resources combine to frustrate even seasoned growers.

Posted Mar. 12, 2019

ARDMORE, Okla. — The Noble Research Institute will host a Managing Fruit Crops Seminar from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, at the Noble Research Institute Kruse Auditorium.

This seminar will focus on the cultural practices, specific to each fruit type, that will reduce risk and increase success of producing a crop.

Fruit crops to be covered:

  • Pome fruit (apple and pear)
  • Stone fruit (peach, plum, apricot, pluots, etc.)
  • Small fruit (brambles, strawberry, table grape and blueberry)

Attendees will learn:

  • Critical points and common problems of production.
  • How to select varieties.
  • The proper crop spacing.
  • How to establish the different types.
  • The appropriate training and pruning.
  • Proper fertilization for different types.
  • How to manage pests.
  • The best harvest and storage tips.

Fruit growers who are new to growing and established growers looking to improve their production management skills are encouraged to attend.

This seminar is offered at no charge, but preregistration is required. Registration will close on March 28, 2019. For more information and to register, please visitwww.noble.org/events.


Chad EllisThe Noble Research Institute will host a Managing Fruit Crops seminar to help growers understand the cultural practices specific to certain fruits for production.

Noble Research Institute, LLC (www.noble.org) is an independent nonprofit agricultural research organization dedicated to delivering solutions to great agricultural challenges. Headquartered in Ardmore, Oklahoma, the Noble Research Institute conducts fundamental, translational and applied research; offers no-cost consultation and education to farmers, ranchers and land managers; operates seven research and demonstration farms; and educates students of all ages about science and agriculture. The Noble Research Institute was founded by Lloyd Noble, an Oklahoma oilman and philanthropist, in 1945 as The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation to advance agriculture and land stewardship.

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