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Fruit tree workshop

Purdue Extension Corner

A Purdue Fruit Tree Program will be offered to residents in Parke, Vermillion, Vigo, Clay, Owen, Greene, Putnam, Sullivan, and Monroe counties Friday, March 2 from 9 a.m.-12 noon, according to Dana Gadeken, Extension Educator with the Purdue Extension, Vigo County.

The program will be offered at Ditzler Orchard, 8902 S 625 W, Rosedale, Ind. 47874. The cost is $5, payable on site. This event will occur outside rain or shine, please come dressed for the weather.

The Fruit Tree program is designed to address many of the issues faced by homeowners caring for these types of trees. Attendees will be taught the basics of fruit tree planting and care, disease and pest prevention, and there will be an apple tree pruning demonstration. This is an opportunity to ask targeted questions, engage experts, and familiarize yourself with how to get the most from your plantings.

Persons interested in registration information for the Fruit Tree program should contact Purdue Extension Vigo County (812-462-3371) located at 275 Ohio St, Terre Haute, Ind. to RSVP. You can also email you RSVP to dgadeken@purdue.edu.

Visit our homepage at www.extension.purdue. edu/putnam or you can contact the local Purdue Extension Office by calling 765-653-8411 for more information regarding this week’s column topic or to RSVP for upcoming events. It is always best to call first to assure items are ready when you arrive and to RSVP for programs. While many publications are free, some do have a fee. Purdue University is an equal access/equal opportunity institution. All times listed are Eastern Time.

Upcoming Events:

March 7 – Exploring 4-H meeting, York Automotive Community Bldg., fairgrounds, 6 p.m.

March 8 – Soil Health PARP, 6-8 p.m., Putnam Co. Fairgrounds, $10 for PARP Credit, register at http:// tinyurl.com/ydfpeefn

March 10 – Ag Day Breakfast & Mini Farm Fest, Putnam Co. Fairgrounds

March 13 – Farmers Market vendor workshop – Marketing Night, Extension Office, 6:30 p.m.

March 17 – Garden Fair, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Putnam Co. Fairgrounds

March 20 – Horticulture Judges Training, 9:30 a.m. – 12 noon, Parke Co. Fairgrounds

March 21 – Resistant Weed Management webinar, 12 noon, RSVP at https:// ag.purdue.edu/Extension/ wia/Pages/webinars.aspx

(by Jenna Nees, Extension Educator, Ag & Natural Resources Adult Education Coordinator, Purdue Extension – Putnam County Putnam Co. SWCD)

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