February 11, 2000

Fruit Tree Pruning and Training Workshops Spring 2000


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.

Horticultural Meetings, Early 2000


Upcoming state horticultural meetings of possible interest to Horticulture and Home Pest News readers are listed below. For additional information, contact the individual listed for each meeting.

Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association Conference

February 24-26, 2000 Airport Holiday Inn, Des Moines, Iowa Program Information: Hank Taber, (515)294-0025

Muscatine Ag Growers Meeting

March 2, 2000 Island United Methodist Church, Muscatine, Iowa Program Information: Vince Lawson, (319)262-8787

The Proper Time to Prune


An important aspect of pruning is knowing when to prune plants. Proper timing helps to insure attractive, healthy, productive plants. The proper time to prune various woody plants in the yard and garden are indicated below.

Deciduous Shrubs