TOMORROW, Tues. 1/23: Free webinar on organic apple production

The organization is hosting a free webinar tomorrow, Tuesday, January 23rd, on the organic production of apples. Please see details and links below. (Also, to see and download from their vast archive of past webinars, click here.)

Join eOrganic for the webinar OrganicA Project: Current Research on Organic Production of Ginger Gold, Honeycrisp, Zestar!, Macoun, and Liberty Apples, presented by Lorraine Berkett and Terence Bradshaw of the University of Vermont. This event is free and open to the public, and advance registration is required.

Date: January 24th, 2012
Time: 2-3:15PM Eastern Time (1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific Time)

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About the Webinar
Presenters: Lorraine P. Berkett, Ph.D., Dept. of Plant & Soil Science, University of Vermont, OrganicA Project Coordinator and Researcher; and Terence L. Bradshaw, M.S., Dept. of Plant & Soil Science, University of Vermont, Orchard Manager and Researcher.

After extensive grower input, the multi-state, multi-disciplinary OrganicA Project was initiated in 2006 through a USDA OREI grant to holistically examine the opportunities and challenges of organic production within two major orchard systems growers are using to change to new cultivars and with five of the top apple cultivars that growers identified as important to the future of the industry in New England. Growers want to know what the potential is for sustainable and profitable organic production with the newer apple cultivars that are being planted in the region. The orchard systems are: (i) a new orchard planted with young trees purchased from a nursery and (ii) a “top-grafted” orchard, i.e., an established, older orchard onto which new cultivars are grafted. Research results will be presented.

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