Registration deadline for Orchard Pest Management at Community Nature Center

Date(s) - Thursday, May 09, 2019
5:00 pm

Audubon Community Nature Center


The Audubon Community Nature Center will hold Apples and Orchards: Orchard Pest Management from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 11 at the Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Rd., Jamestown. 

The cost is $16 for adults and $12 for Community Nature Center members.

Paid reservations are required by Thursday, May 9.

Whether weeds, insects or fungi, there are bound to be pests affecting your apple trees. Learn about the common pests that frequently bother apple and other trees and ways to control them.

Beginning with a general approach, you will learn how to identify pests, effective ways to survey your trees and about integrated pest management for orchards, focusing on apples. The knowledge gained from this workshop will serve participants well at this point in the season when problems are just starting to appear or flare up.

Al Yelvington is a fairly recent transplant to the area after retiring from 33 years in the Coast Guard. Al started a cider orchard (Happy Dog Farm) outside of Russell, Pennsylvania to provide juice specifically for hard cider makers. He has completed his Virginia Tech Online Master’s degree in Agriculture and Life Sciences focusing on pest and weed management. Happy Dog Farm includes a community cider mill that is registered with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

For more information call (716) 569-2345 during business hours.