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Basics of Apple Orchard Establishment

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Basics of Apple Orchard Establishment

MARCH 15, 2018
9:00am - 11:00am

L. Douglas Wilder Building, Room 300
Virginia State University

 

  • Tree Architecture
  • Scion and Rootstock Selection
  • Pollination
  • Planning for New Planting
  • Tree Density
  • Ordering and Receiving
  • Irrigation and Fertilzation
  • Floor Management
  • Common Diseases
  • What Not To Do

Dr. FNU Naveen Kumar is assistant professor of horticulture and Extension specialist at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES). His research is trained on phosphorus phytoremediation, the rejuvenation of the fruit industry on the Eastern Shore, community horticulture and marine horticulture. Dr. Kumar earned a Ph.D. in plant physiology from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute in New Delhi, India, in 2006 and began his career as a lecturer of biochemistry at Amity University, Noida, Utter Pradesh, India. In 2008, he came to the states to serve as a post doctorate research associate in the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences South West Florida Research and Education Center. He continued his work in Florida, having taught at Polk State College, Valencia College, Florida SouthWestern State College until 2016. Before leaving Florida, he served as a post doc research associate within the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Citrus Research and Education Center for two years. As a researcher, he has authored 21 refereed publications and a book chapter and several articles for popular trade magazines like Agriculture Today and Science Reporter.

In addition to rejuvenating the lost fruit industry on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, he is working to establish an apple orchard at UMES.

For information, contact the Small Farm Outreach Program office at (804) 524-3292 or email smallfarm@vsu.edu.

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Small Farm Outreach Program office at (804) 524-3292 / TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.

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