The East Texas Commercial Fruit & Vegetable Conference, is Tuesday, February 17, at the Tyler Rose Garden Center. This all-day program focuses on commercial fruit and vegetable production, and will feature presentations in the general session on incorporating integrated pest management strategies into fruit and vegetable production, marketing fruits and vegetables, herbicides for weed control, and pesticide safety.
In the afternoon there will be 3 concurrent sessions. In the fruit session there will be talks on orchard site selection, and blackberry production. The vegetable session includes the subjects of windows for planting recommended crops and variety selections, disease updates, and tunnel houses and mulching for early crop production. The 3rd session focuses on grapes, with an update on Pierce’s Disease, and an overview of what’s involved in starting a vineyard.
For agenda details, go to “Programs” under “Events & News” at EastTexasGardening.tamu.edu
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., and is $20 which includes lunch. The program starts at 8:30 a.m. TDA pesticide license holders earn 4 CEU’s by attending the Conference.