The Missouri State University State Fruit Experiment Station will host two workshops in March that are open to the public. The workshops will demonstrate different techniques that are related to dormant season plant management.
The first workshop is free to the public, and will be a tree and small fruit pruning demonstration held on Saturday, Mar. 7, 2015 from 9a.m. to noon. The demonstration will be performed on apple
, pear, peach, grape, blueberry and blackberry plants. Station employees will be paired with participants and will be available for questions. This will be an outdoor event, so please dress appropriately for the weather.
The second workshop is an apple tree grafting demonstration held on Saturday, Mar. 21, 2015, from 9a.m. to noon. There is a $5.00 entrance fee for the workshop, with two grafted apple trees and grafting supplies to use for the session. Young apple scion wood can be brought for grafting and a limited number of pear rootstocks will be available for $3.00 for those who want to bring pear scion wood for grafting.
Each event will be held at the Missouri State University State Fruit Experiment Station, 9740 Red Spring Rd., Mountain Grove, Mo., 65711.