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Fruit growers workshop slated for Feb. 27

SANTA FE ¬¬¬¬¬- Producing the best fruit possible is the goal of the annual fruit growers workshop that will be held Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Santa Fe County Fair building.


The free event is sponsored by the New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service, New Mexico Apple Council and the New Mexico Department of Agriculture marketing division.

Registration will be from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. followed by sessions on bitter pit and its control, fruit load control, an update on control products for codling moth and apple maggot, orchard fertility: conventional or organic, and fruit packaging and labeling.

The New Mexico Apple Council will hold its annual meeting in the afternoon.

Lunch will be provided courtesy of the New Mexico Apple Council.

For more information contact Patrick Torres, Santa Fe County Extension agricultural agent, at (505) 471-4711.