MT. VERNON, Mo. — The annual “Alternative Tree Crop Field Day” is planned for 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20 at the MU Southwest Research Center, 14548 State Hwy H, Mt Vernon.
Members of the public can join researchers, MU Extension specialists, and experienced growers to learn about alternative tree crops that have economic potential for Missouri.
Field day activities are free and will include educational presentations (on topics like tree crop economics and sustainable urban orchards), tastings of several fruits, and tours of the MU research plantings and orchards.
Trees that will be included at this field day include Jujube, Pawpaw, American Persimmon, Hazelnuts, and Black Walnut.
For field day information, contact: MU Extension Horticulture Specialist Patrick Byers at (417) 859-2044, email ByersPL@missouri.edu or Andrew Thomas at the MU Southwest Research Center, (417) 466-0065 or email at ThomasAL@missouri.edu.
— Patrick Byers, University of Missouri Extension
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