Fruit Production for Small Scale Farming

Trainer – Mary Concklin, Fruit Crops Specialist and Integrated Pest Management Educator, UConn Extension

Mary develops Integrated Pest Management (IPM) educational programs for fruit growers statewide, conducts applied research, and teaches tree fruit and small fruit training classes for the UConn Master Gardener program. She is also the state coordinator for the NEWA weather system (Network for Environment and Weather Applications).


Training Objective

This course will focus on small fruit and will cover site selection and preparation, soil requirements for various fruits, varieties, planting and care, support systems for brambles, extending the season, proper harvesting, and integrated pest management for select insects and diseases.


Mary’s Recommended Resources

Online Training

Fruit Production Part 1

Fruit Production Part 2

Fruit Production Part 3


Fruit Production for Small Scale Farming

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This project is sponsored by the USDA-NIFA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Award #2016-70017-25416