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Crop Load Management for Productivity and Quality
May 13 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm$40
Saturday May 13, 2017 ~ 11:00am-4:00pm
Crop load management is more than just fruit or blossom thinning. It’s about managing the fruit load on your trees for optimal yield, quality, and nutritional value. How you manage fruit load has a direct effect on return bloom for next year’s crop, as well as the quality and productivity of this year’s harvest. In this workshop, we’ll discuss the basics of floral bud induction and development, flowering and early fruit development, return bloom, and crop load management tactics (yes, including thinning). Trees should be at or close to bloom so we can study the flowers in situ and discuss the direct impact your practices can have not only on this year’s crop, but next year’s as well.
Space is limited, pre-registration is required.
$40 or $35 for those who pre-register by 5/7