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Workshop Features Special Equipment Demonstration, Planting Procedures for Vegetable Crops, Fruit Trees

There are various methods used around the world for establishing vegetable and fruit crops. This hands-on workshop will showcase some of the traditional and novel equipment available for use.

Posted Mar. 5, 2019

ARDMORE, Okla. — The Noble Research Institute will host a Planting Vegetable and Fruit Crops workshop from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at the Noble Research Institute Small-Scale Agriculture Demonstration Area.

Noble Research Institute soils and crops consultants will showcase the common and not-so-common tools and techniques used to plant specialty crops.

Special equipment that can help growers seed and transplant vegetable crops more easily, such as push planters and jab planters, will be demonstrated. The vegetable types presented will be small-seeded crops such as greens, cabbage and root vegetables. Large-seeded crops covered will be sweet corn, beans, peas and cucurbit crops.

Attendees will also learn about pre- and post-planting procedures for bare-root and container-grown fruit trees.

Weather-appropriate outdoor attire should be worn. There is no registration fee, but preregistration is required. For more information and to register, please visit www.noble.org/events.

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Fruit TreesThe Noble Research Institute will host a Planting Vegetables and Fruit Crops workshop to showcase techniques used in planting vegetable crops and fruit trees for hobby and commercial growers.

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.

For media inquiries concerning the Noble Research Institute, please contact:
J. Adam Calaway, Director of Communications and Public Relations
580-224-6209 | 580-224-6208 fax

Robyn Peterson, Public Relations Coordinator
580-224-6294

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