ST. CLOUD, Minn. — University of Minnesota Extension, will be hosting a Fruit and Vegetable grower workshop focused on pests, diseases, and pollinators. This workshop will be offered four times over the course of two days at four different locations. April 7, 2020 in Little Falls and Alexandria, Minnesota and April 8, 2020 in Litchfield and Buffalo, Minnesota.
The Little Falls session will be from 8:30 – 11:30 A.M. at the Little Falls City Hall on April 7th. The Alexandria session will be in the afternoon on April 7th from 1:30 – 4:30 P.M. at the Douglas County Extension office. April 8th will kick off in Litchfield at the Meeker County Fairgrounds from 8:30-11:30 am. The final session will be April 8th 1:30-4:30 pm at the Wright County Highway department in Buffalo. The cost of the workshop is just $10.
Annie Klodd, Extension Educator – Fruit Production, will discuss the use of exclusion netting to deal with Spotted Wing Drosophila.
Natalie Hoidal, Extension Educator – Vegetable Production, will walk us through disease prevention.
University of Minnesota Apiculture Technician, Gary Reuter, will present on mutually beneficial habitats for pollinators and your vegetable or fruit fields.
To register online and pay with credit card go to http://z.umn.edu/veg or visit the Douglas, Morrison, Stearns, Wright, or Meeker County Extension offices to pay by check. If you have further questions about the event please reach out to Katie Drewitz, Extension Educator in Horticulture, Small Farms and Local Foods for Stearns, Benton and Morrison counties at firstname.lastname@example.org or 320-255-6169 ext. 1.
— Katie Drewitz, University of Minnesota Extension
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