Extension workshop on fruit trees planned April 12

LACONIA — The Belknap County Extension office will be holding a workshop on Thursday, April 12 from 4-8 p.m. for those who would like to start a small orchard either for personal enjoyment or as a business.

The class will be taught by Bill Lord, UNHCE Fruit Specialist, and Kelly McAdam, Agriculture Educator for Belknap County. Topics that will be discussed include site selection, soil preparation, fruit varieties and rootstock, trellising and pruning to establish good tree structure, ...

LACONIA — The Belknap County Extension office will be holding a workshop on Thursday, April 12 from 4-8 p.m. for those who would like to start a small orchard either for personal enjoyment or as a business.

The class will be taught by Bill Lord, UNHCE Fruit Specialist, and Kelly McAdam, Agriculture Educator for Belknap County. Topics that will be discussed include site selection, soil preparation, fruit varieties and rootstock, trellising and pruning to establish good tree structure, fertilization, and pest management.

The class will be held at the Belknap County Extension Office at 635 Main Street in Laconia. Refreshments will be served. To cover non-budgeted expenses, a registration fee of $10 is required, and may be paid at the time of the class. Call Giegie Marrone at 527-5475 to register or for more information.