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Organic Pest & Disease Management with Guy Ames
April 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
"Organic or ecological pest control in fruit in the southeastern United States is quite difficult due to a climate and environment conducive to diseases and pests, a situation often made worse by trying to grow varieties of non-native fruits poorly adapted to our conditions.
Nevertheless, with a) the right varieties of the right species, b) an understanding of pest and disease life cycles, and c) a knowledge of what organic strategies and materials are available, gardeners and farmers can grow an abundance of nutritious fruit for their families and communities."
Our fabulous presenter, Guy King Ames, 66, has been growing fruit organically in the Ozarks for more years than he wants to think about. He has a masters in horticulture (emphasis on pest control in fruit) and is a horticulturist with the National Center for Appropriate Technology, which runs the ATTRA project (www.attra.ncat.org), a nationwide information service for sustainable agriculture.
Registrants will receive an electronic copy of Guy's Powerpoint slides - we strongly suggest you print out your copy and bring it, and your questions, to the class.
Class is limited to 25 people, so don't delay and register today! $10 suggested donation, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds! Register HERE.
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