Apple Production, Pest, and Disease Class

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The N.C. Cooperative Extension, Avery County Center will be hosting an Apple Production, Pest, and Disease class on Monday, March 15, 2021, from 6 to 8 p.m. The class will be held at the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Avery County (Heritage Park), 661 Vale Road, Newland, NC 28657.

The first section of this class will cover topics of basic apple production such as site selection, planting, fertility, and training and pruning of trees. Doug Hundley, former Agricultural Technician, IPM, and founder of the Avery Apple Project, will provide a complete overview of producing apples in the high country.

The second section will cover pest and disease management of apples, presented by Bill Hoffman, Extension Agent, ANR. Covered topics will include pest identification, scouting for damage, IPM practices, and spray treatments for control of pests and disease.

Lastly, there will be a review of last year’s spray treatment plot in Avery County.

This workshop has been approved for 2.0 hours in the following subclasses:
“N, O, D, X”

REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there is a limit of 25 participants. 

 You may register via Eventbrite or by calling the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Avery County Center at 828-733-8270.