Fruit specialist speaking at Cornell Cooperative Extension in Canton
CANTON -- Market growers as well as the general public are invited to join Michael Basedow, Cornell Cooperative Extension tree fruit specialist with the Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program, on Thursday, Aug. 22 from 4-6 p.m.
The class will be held at an orchard near Canton; directions will be provided when you call to register.If you have ever wanted better-quality apples, pears, or cherries without breaking the bank or using toxic chemicals, this is your chance to learn from an expert.
Integrated Pest Management incorporates cultural and biological strategies for longer-lasting control, as well as pesticides as a last resort.
Topics will include monitoring for key pests and diseases in the orchard, rootstock selection for minimizing damage, bioinsecticides and mating disruption for key orchard pests, and rapid fire blight diagnostic tools.
The class is $5, and light refreshments will be provided.
Register by calling Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County at 315-379-9192, or email [email protected].