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Nacogdoches to host East Texas Fruit and Vegetable Conference Feb. 24
Posted 01 - 23 - 2015

East Texas Commercial Fruit and Vegetable Conference

Date: Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015

Fee: $30 each $50 couples – add $5 for late registration after February 20, 2015

College Student registration $10 with current student ID, fee waved with no lunch

Lunch will be included with the registration.

Cancellation policy: No refund

To register, Call Nacogdoches County Extension Office, at 936-560-7711

For more information, contact Ricky Thompson, AgriLife Extension agent at 936-560-7711 or

Pre-Registration can be mailed to: County Extension Office, 203 West Main St., Nacogdoches, TX 75961.

Make checks payable to: Nacogdoches Master Gardener Association

TDA CEUs: 2 hrs

Master Gardeners CEUs: 5 hrs of continuing education recertification credits

Location: Expo Center in Nacogdoches. 3805 NW Stallings Drive, Nacogdoches, TX 75964


Irrigation Mart, Inc.

Heritage Land Bank

Earthwise Organics


Certis USA


9 am: Herbicides: (1 CEU) Joe Masabni

1. Activated charcoal to remediate soil residual herbicides

2. Herbicide calculation

3. Weed control, organic and conventional

10 am: Production I

Blackberry, Blueberry, Kiwi - David Creech 40 min

Muscadine grapes – Justin Scheiner 20 min

11 am: Production II

Something Sprouts in Nacogdoches: A New Student Edible Garden at SFASU - Jared Barnes 30 min

Veggie Tales from a Lifetime Gardener - Greg Grant 30 min

Noon: lunch provided with a 30 min video presentation on Bees/IPM by Erfan Vafaie

1 pm: Production III

Peach Production: Challenges and Opportunities - Monte Nesbitt 30 min

Rainwater Harvesting and Irrigation - Dotty Woodson 30 min

2 pm: Vegetables Diseases/IPM: Thomas Isakeit 30 min

2:30 pm: Irrigation Practices: Dr. Robbins 30 min (to confirm)

3 pm: Adjourn


For more information, contact Joe Masabni at or Ricky Thompson at

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