Commercial growers and home gardeners are welcome to attend workshops on pruning and training fruit trees that will be held across the state in March and April. The workshops will cover pruning and training goals, equipment, and techniques. Interested individuals should pre-register at the site(s) they would like to attend. (The dates, times, locations and contacts for the Fruit Tree Pruning and Training Workshops are listed below.) The contacts will also be able to provide additional information, such as registration fee (most sites will be charging $5.00) and workshop site.
Fruit Tree Pruning and Training Workshops
|March 4||1:00 pm||Bettendorf (Scott County)||319-359-7577|
|March 11||1:00 pm||Nashua (Chickasaw County)||319-267-2707|
|March 16||2:00 pm||Auburn (Sac County)||712-662-7131|
|March 17||9:00 am||Castana (Monona County)||712-423-2175|
|March 18||1:00 pm||Swisher (Johnson County)||319-337-2145|
|March 21*||7:30 pm||Manchester (Delaware County)||319-927-4201|
|March 23||1:00 pm||Council Bluffs (West Pott. County)||712-366-7070|
|March 24||9:00 am||Sutherland (O'Brien County)||712-446-2649|
|March 25||10:00 am||West Chester (Washington County)||319-653-4811|
|March 25||10:00 am||Winterset (Madison County)||515-462-1001|
|March 29||1:30 pm||Bloomfield (Davis County)||515-664-2730|
|March 29||5:00 pm||Sioux City (Woodbury County)||712-276-2157|
|March 30||9:00 am||Sioux City (Woodbury County)||712-276-2157|
|March 31||1:00 pm||Pella (Marion County)||515-842-2014|
|April 1||10:00 am||Hawkeye (Fayette County)||319-425-3331|
|April 3||6:00 pm||Blakesburg (Wapello County)||515-682-5491|
|April 4||6:00 pm||Nevada (Story County)||515-382-6551|
|April 5||3:00 pm||Grinnell (Poweshiek County)||800-769-9986|
* The date and time for the Manchester location are tentative.
Fruit Tree Grafting Workshops
There will also be Fruit Tree Grafting Workshops in Council Bluffs, at the Iowa Arboretum, and in Fayette County in April. Participants will have the opportunity to do some grafting and take home 2 or 3 grafted fruit trees. Those interested in attending a Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop should contact the site they would like to attend and pre-register at least 1 week in advance. The sites in Fayette County and Council Bluffs will be charging $15.00 per participant. The Iowa Arboretum has not set their fee at this time.
Fruit Tree Grafting Workshops
|April 1||1:00 pm||Hawkeye (Fayette County)||319-425-3331|
|April 4||2:00 pm||Council Bluffs||712-755-3104|
|April 8||1:00 pm||Iowa Arboretum (near Luther)||515-795-3216|
This article originally appeared in the February 11, 2000 issue, pp. 9-10.
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