Walker County Extension Plans Events on Fruit Trees and Corn & Soybean Production

LaFayette, GA – Walker County Extension will host a Fruit Tree Field Day on January 24th from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Mt. Pleasant Community Center, 5981 Hwy. 157 in Rising Fawn.

Classroom sessions are from 9:30 a.m. to Noon and will cover recommended varieties, site considerations, disease and insect management. Field demonstrations will be from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at a local orchard and will cover proper pruning, planting, spray equipment and safety.

Registration is $10 and due to Walker County Extension by January 20th.  Refreshments will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch.  Limited space available.  Register by calling 706-638-2548 or visiting the Extension office at 102 East Napier Street in LaFayette.

Then on February 3rd, the northwest Georgia area corn and soybean production meeting will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Olim Tatum Agricultural Building (320 W. Cherokee Ave.) in Cartersville.  Bartow County Extension will host UGA specialists presenting topics including: corn and soybean plant disease management, weed management, insect pest management and agronomic practices.  Pesticide credits will also be offered.

There is no cost for the update, but pre-registration is due to Bartow County Extension by January 30th.  Call 770-387-5142 or email uge1015@uga.edu for more information.

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