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2020 Texas Fruit Conference online

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - September 22 @ 5:00 pm


Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Fruit Specialists are excited to bring you the 2020 Texas Fruit Conference virtually on Zoom this year!

Registration: (Note that the Texas Fruit Conference is listed on AgriLife Register under Webinars tab)

September 21st and 22nd; registration deadline: September 19th

Fees: Day 1-Intro to Fruit Workshop $50;

Day 2-Texas’ Fruit Future, Virtual Fruit Tree Nursery Field Trip, and Panel Discussion (3 sessions)-$35.

Combined Package Price(Both Days) -$70

Click here to download a copy of the conference schedule.


Educational Program Schedule:

Monday, Sept. 21

1:00 pm—Texas Commercial Fruit Production and Marketing Options, Monte Nesbitt

1:20 pm—Perennial Orchard Site Selection, Jim Kamas

1:45 pm—Orchard Irrigation Basics, Larry Stein

2:10 pm—Orchard Site Preparation, Stephen Janak

2:45 pm—Spacing & Planting, Monte Nesbitt

3:05 pm—Protected Culture Strategies, Jacy Lewis

3:30 pm—Orchard Establishment Practices, Larry Stein

4:15 pm—Training and Pruning, Jim Kamas

4:35 pm—Food Safety Laws, Juan Anciso


Tuesday, Sept. 22

Session 1-Texas’ Fruit Future-Exploring new growing practices, new crops and new marketing opportunities

9:00 am—Low Maintenance/High Value Fruit Crops, Jim Kamas

9:30 am—Sustaining & Expanding Strawberry Production Across Texas, Russ Wallace

10:00 am—Golden Kiwifruit Challenges & Opportunities, Tim Hartmann

10:30 am—Muscadine Grapes, Anyone? Justin Scheiner

11:00 am—Texas’ Peach Dreams, Monte Nesbitt

Session 2: A Virtual Field Trip to Fruit Tree Nurseries in Texas: Gain insight into how fruit trees are commercially propagated in Texas

1:30 pm, Womack Nursery, De Leon, Texas

2:15 pm, Texas Pecan Nursery, Chandler, Texas

Session 3: Hard Questions—Good Answers—Live panel discussion with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Fruit Team; Opportunities for participants to present questions and get our best expert opinions.

3:30 to 5:00 pm; Participants—Monte Nesbitt, Jim Kamas, Larry Stein, Justin Scheiner, Tim Hartmann, Jacy Lewis, Stephen Janak