UConn Extension Fruit Production and IPM Extension Educator Mary Concklin encourages growers to do some online learning this winter:
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. UMass Extension has developed tree fruit pruning videos available free. They are
· ‘Pruning tall spindle trees’ videos available at http://extension.umass.edu/fruitadvisor/resources/tall-spindle-apple. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on any one of them.
· ‘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, all at http://umaine.edu/highmoor/videos/ . Scroll down the lengthy list and you are bound to find some that you will find very helpful.
These are just a few of ways to learn something new as well as to refresh your memory, many while staying warm in the comfort of your favorite reclining chair.