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