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Learn about pruning fruit trees in free UMES Extension webinar

  • Dr. Dixit apple orchardPRINCESS ANNE, MD-(April 6, 2021)—Fruit growers, property owners and gardening enthusiasts can benefit from a free University of Maryland Eastern Shore Extension webinar April 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Assistant professor, Extension specialist and horticulturist Naveen Kumar Dixit will share his expertise on pruning apple, pear and peach trees.  Registrations will be accepted through April 9.

    The event, sponsored by Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education, UMES Extension and the Department of Agriculture, Food and Resource Sciences, features information on tree architecture and instruction on the type of cuts in pruning young and mature trees, Dixit said.  It is the first in a series of several spring online workshops that will be offered through UMES.Orchard bloom

    Dixit is committed to the rejuvenation of the once thriving six million pound-per-year (1925 USDA census) fruit industry on the Eastern Shore.  In 2017, he planted a three acre, multi-variety orchard on the UMES Farm and formed the SARE Apple Team to research through extension activities fruit production in the Mid-Atlantic.  He has also been involved in community horticulture, helping to establish four mini-orchards through UMES Extension’s Well Connected Communities program in Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties.

    For more information or to register, visit http://dixitfruitpruningwebinar1.eventbrite.com or call 410-621-3650.


    Gail Stephens, agricultural communications and media associate, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences, gcstephens@umes.edu, 410-621-3850.