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NMSU to host fruit tree pruning workshop in Alcalde on March 4

ALCALDE, N.M. - It's time to prune fruit trees.


New Mexico State University's Sustainable Agriculture Science Center at Alcalde will host its annual fruit tree pruning workshop from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 4. The center is located at 371 County Road 40 in Alcalde.

"We will have presentations on pruning basics, common training systems and some new development for each species," said Shengrui Yao, Extension fruit specialist. "After that, there will be a hands-on session in the field."

The tree species will include apples, peaches, cherries, apricots, plums, grapes and blackberries.

"Home gardeners, small farmers and commercial fruit growers are all welcome to attend this event," Yao said. "However, this workshop is limited to 50 participants."

For more information, contact Yao at NMSU Alcalde Center, 505-852-4241; Pat Torres at Santa Fe County Extension Office, 505-471-4711; Tony Valdez at Taos County Extension Office, 575-758-3982; or Don Martinez at Rio Arriba County Extension Office at 505-685-4523.

Register online at rsvp.nmsu.edu or contact Augusta or Patricia at 505-852-4241