By Mary Concklin, UConn Extension Educator, Fruit Production & IPM
The winter months provide many learning opportunities for fruit growers with the CT Pomological Society educational program and the New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference in December, the UConn Vegetable and Small Fruit Conference in January as well as many out-of-state and out-of-region conferences well worth attending.
There are also ways to learn on-line that do not take up a great deal of your time.
UConn Extension has a Vegetable Production playlist on YouTube.
UMASS Extension has developed tree fruit pruning videos available for free. They are:
‘Pruning tall spindle trees’ videos available at http://extension.umass.edu/fruitadvisor/resources/tall-spindle-apple
‘Pruning central leader trees’ is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qx7ndnTeUME
‘Apple training techniques’ is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddP7cbCiLR4
UMaine Extension has produced apple, berry and grape training videos that are available on-line at:
http://umaine.edu/highmoor/videos/ Scroll down the lengthy list and you are bound to find some that you will find very helpful.
There are many ways to learn something new as well as to refresh your memory, many while staying warm in the comfort of your favorite reclining