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Fruit Tree Forum

Posted 4/20/2015

Fruit trees make for beautiful landscapes as well as fresh food for the table. Many varieties grow well in the Carson Valley and under proper irrigation don’t require a great deal of water. That is good news for our arid climate and current drought conditions. With a little planning and care fruit trees can make good use of backyards and other available space on small acreages. The Agriculture Innovation Forum for Tuesday, April 28, 6pm, at the CVIC Hall in Minden, will feature Wendy Hanson Mazet, Master Gardener Program Coordinator, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and certified arborist. Wendy will discuss the best varieties to consider for the Carson Valley, site selection, planting and spacing, pruning basics, pest management, and harvesting. Also, for those interested in applying for continuing education units, 2 CEUs will be offered through the International Society of Arboriculture.

The Agriculture Innovation Forum Series is designed to provide practical information and know-how for agricultural producers and small acreage owners to optimize their land use potential and maintain agricultural open space in Carson Valley. It is held the last Tuesday of the month. The AIFS is intended to be an open dialogue format allowing attendees ample opportunity to ask questions and learn. The Series is held at the CVIC Hall, 1604 Esmeralda Ave., Minden, from 6-8pm. This is a free program and no registration is required. For more information on the April 28th forum on Fruit Trees, please contact Steve Lewis, Extension Educator with the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension at 775-782-9960.

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