The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Hill Country Master Gardeners will present a Fruit Tree Management Seminar Feb. 29 at the Kerr County Youth Event Center, 3785 Texas Highway 27 in Kerrville.
Day-of registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. with the program to conclude by 5 p.m.
The attendance fee is $25. Attendees must RSVP by Feb. 26 to the AgriLife Extension office in Kerr County at 830-257-6568.
“With February just around the corner, homeowners interested in managing fruit and nut trees in their landscapes are beginning to think about tree planting, pruning and dormant season management to name a few,” said Roy Walston, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Kerr County.
Walston will present on pecan management, including variety selection, planting, fertility, irrigation, disease and insect control. Tim Hartmann, AgriLife Extension horticulturist, College Station, will discuss stone fruit tree management, proper pruning techniques, dormant tree spraying, insect control, winter fertilization and orchard weed control. Beth McMahon, AgriLife Extension horticulturist for Gillespie County, will discuss blackberries, apples, pears and pomegranate production.
“This will be a helpful and informative seminar for anyone interested in small-scale or even commercial fruit production in the Texas Hill Country,” Walston said.