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Fruit Tree Class at Highmoor Farm – April 12, 2014

Monday, February 10th, 2014

THIS CLASS IS FILLED.

What:
This class on growing fruit trees in Maine will focus on pruning, and dealing with diseases and insect pests. The workshop is free of charge, but please preregister by calling Renae Moran at 207.933.2100 or email rmoran@maine.edu.

Who:
This class is for those from the general public who would like to learn more about the cultural requirements of fruit trees, in particular pruning, insect pests and diseases. The class will be taught by Renae Moran, Tree Fruit Specialist for the University of Maine.

When: Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Please dress for an outdoor class. If the day turns out to be rainy, the class will be held indoors.

Apple tree at Highmoor Farm; photo by Edwin Remsberg

Where:
Highmoor Farm, UMaine Agricultural Experiment Station
52 US Route
202, Monmouth, Maine 04259
Tel. 207.933.2100

The class will begin in the meeting room behind the barn. If weather permits, we will have a pruning demonstration in the orchard and a tour of our fruit tree research orchards.

Directions

Traveling North on I-95:  Take Exit 75 off the Maine Turnpike in Auburn (left turn off the exit ramp).  Go through Lewiston and travel east 17.9 miles on Route 202.  Highmoor Farm is on your right.

Traveling South on I-95:  Take Exit 109B off I-95 in Augusta and travel west on Route 202 for 15.7 miles.  Highmoor Farm is on your left.

For more information, contact Renae Moran at 207.933.2100 or email rmoran@maine.edu.

If you are a person with a disability and will need any accommodations to participate in this class, please call Pam St. Peter at 207.933.2100 to discuss your needs, TDD 1-800-287-8957 (in Maine).   Please contact us at least one week prior to this event to assure fullest possible attention to your needs.

Fruit Tree Class at Highmoor Farm – February 15, 2014

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Please note:  This class is filled.

What:
This half-day workshop on the basics of growing fruit trees will focus on growing apples for commercial sale.  This class will cover pruning, fertilizers, fruit thinning, insect pests, diseases and spraying.  If weather permits, we will have a pruning demonstration in the orchard. The class is free of charge, but please preregister by contacting Renae Moran at 207.933.2100 X105 or rmoran@maine.edu.

AGENDA

10:00 AM Welcome and Introductions
10:10 AM What to Expect When Growing Apple and Other Tree Fruits
10:30 AM Fruit Thinning
11:00 AM Break
11:15 AM Nutrition and Fertilizing
11:45 AM Harvest Management with Stop Drops
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Insect Pests and Diseases
2:00 PM Spraying
2:30 PM Pruning

Who:
This class is for people who would like to learn more about the cultural requirements of fruit trees, in particular pruning, insect pests and diseases.  The class will be taught by Renae Moran, Tree Fruit Specialist for the University of Maine.

When: Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
There will be a one-hour break at noon, so bring a lunch.  Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Highmoor Farm Sign

Where:
Highmoor Farm, UMaine Agricultural Experiment Station
52 US Route
202, Monmouth, Maine 04259
Tel. 207.933.2100

The class will begin in the meeting room behind the barn.

Directions

Traveling North on I-95:  Take Exit 75 off the Maine Turnpike in Auburn (left turn off the exit ramp).  Go through Lewiston and travel east 17.9 miles on Route 202.  Highmoor Farm will be on your right.

Traveling South on I-95:  Take Exit 109B off I-95 in Augusta and travel west 15.7 miles on Route 202.  Highmoor Farm will be on your left.

For more information, contact Renae Moran at 207.933.2100 or email rmoran@maine.edu.

If you are a person with a disability and will need any accommodations to participate in this class, please call Pam St. Peter at 207.933.2100 to discuss your needs, TDD 1-800-287-8957 (in Maine).   Please contact us at least one week prior to this event to assure fullest possible attention to your needs.