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Fruit Tree Training and Pruning Demonstration

Presentation on Training fruit trees

Training and Pruning presentation

Date: Saturday, January 24, 2015

Time: 10:00 a.m. until finished ~ 1:00 p.m.

Where:  In the orchard at Central Crops Research Station, 13223 US Business 70 West, Clayton, NC 27520

Cost:  FREE

Improtant:  This event will be outside. Dress appropriately for the forecasted weather.

Apple tree pruning demonstration

Demonstrating how to prune an apple tree

What to Expect:  Dr. Mike Parker, Fruit and Nut Tree Specialist at NC State University, will give a short presentation on how to train fruit trees. He will then demonstrate the proper way to train an apple tree and the proper way to train a peach tree.

During the presentation and demonstration there will be time to answer questions from participants on insect and disease control as well as pruning questions.

1 hour of pesticide credit for class L, N, O, and X has been applied for.

Mike Parker Pruning a peach tree

Demonstrating how to prune a peach tree

To register for this event contact Johnston County Cooperative Extension by phone (919) 989-5380 or by email Let us know the names of those who will be attending and a way to contact them should we need to reschedule or cancel the event.

For information on other events with Johnston County Cooperative Extension visit our EVENTS page.

For more information about Central Crops Research Station, visit their website. For a map and directions to Central Crops Research Station click here.