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Southwestern Illinois Commercial Tree Fruit School 

For current research-based information on growing tree fruits, attend the 2022 Tree Fruit School. This year's program features a wide range of topics to help you meet the challenges of commercial fruit production in Southwestern Illinois. Industry representatives will also be on hand to talk about their latest products and services.

8:30 AM: Updates on Managing Peach Diseases, Emphasizing Results of our Research on Brown Rot
Mohammad Babadoost, Professor and Faculty Extension Specialist, University of Illinois

9 AM: Let's Talk Weather: A Review of 2021 and a Look Forward to 2022 and Beyond
Trent Ford, State Climatologist, Illinois State Water Survey

9:30 AM: Management Strategies for Mineral Nutrition of Peach Trees
Brad Taylor, Associate Professor, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale

10:30 AM: 2022 Season in Review
Bryan "Bud" Matthews, Owner, Blue Ridge Farm

11 AM: Updates on Managing Apple Diseases, Emphasizing Bitter Rot Complex Problem
Mohammad Babadoost, Professor and Faculty Extension Specialist, University of Illinois

12:45 PM: Review of Mating Disruption and other Methods to Reduce Pesticide Use
Kacie Athey, Assistant Professor and Faculty Extension Specialist, University of Illinois

1:45 PM: Management Strategies for Mineral Nutrition of Apple Trees
Brad Taylor, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale

2:15 PM: Overview of Chestnut Production in Missouri 
Pat Byers, University of Missouri Extension

Download the promotional flyer and print registration.

Contact: Ken Johnson. 217-243-7424. kjohnso@illlinois.edu If you will need an accommodation in order to participate, please email the contact person for the event. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.

Cost: Orchards sending more than one employee: $40.00 for the first person and $35.00 for each additional person. Lunch is included. Cost if $50 at the door. Registration includes one copy of the 2022 Midwest Fruit Pest Management Guide.