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Fruit & Vegetable Growers Workshop

University of Minnesota Extension, along with local Extension Educators, will host a Fruit and Vegetable Grower workshop on March 27, 2019 in Little Falls and Alexandria Minnesota.  This workshop will focus on management and pests.

The Little Falls session will be from 8:30 – 11:30 A.M. at the Little Falls City Hall. The Alexandria session will be from 1:30 – 4:30 P.M. at the Extension Meeting Room in the Douglas County Service Center Building located at 720 Fillmore Street, Alexandria. The cost of the workshop is just $10.

Annie Klodd, Extension Educator, Vegetable and Fruit Production, will cover issues that appear to be diseases but are actually due to environmental factors such as temperature swings, uneven watering, and winter injury.

Extension Entomologist Bill Hutchison will address a variety of insect pests including spotted wing drosophila, tarnished plant bug, squash vine borer, cabbage looper, and corn earworm. In addition, he will address insects on the horizon like the brown marmorated stink bug and the Japanese beetle that will greatly impact your vegetable and fruit operations.

To register online and pay with credit card go to z.umn.edu/veg or visit the Douglas, Morrison or Stearns County Extension offices to pay by check (payable to U of M). If you have further questions about the event, please reach out to Robin Trott, Extension Educator Horticulture, Small Farms and Local Foods for Douglas County at (320) 762-3890 or trot0053@umn.edu.