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Wednesday, December 4 • 9:15am - 10:45am
Growing Fruit Trees On A Diversified Farm

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In this introduction to growing fruit on your farm, Peter Jentsch of the Hudson Valley Research Laboratory at Cornell University will walk you through site development of your orchard, selecting varieties for your topography and soil type, managing for pests and disease and how to market and add value to your fruit.

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Peter Jentsch

Director/Entomologist, Hudson Valley Research Laboratory/Cornell University
Peter J. Jentsch is a Senior Extension Associate with the Department of Entomology at Cornell University, stationed at and director of the Hudson Valley Research Laboratory in Highland, NY. His current appointment, research and extension focus is on insect problems facing commercial... Read More →
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Laura Perkins

Gardens and Landscape Manager, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
Laura Perkins is formal gardens and landscape manager at Stone Barns Center. She spent much of her childhood on a family homestead in the Catskills, where she grew to love farm work and life. Early in her career she moved to a farm-focused community in California, working on farms... Read More →

Wednesday December 4, 2019 9:15am - 10:45am EST
Lambing Barn