I suspect with COVID-19 there may be more interest in gardening and maybe planting fruit trees? The University of Minnesota Extension Service will be hosting a Fruit and Vegetable production workshop on April 7, 2020 from 1:30 to 4:30 pm. This is a free workshop and of course it will be a virtual classroom. The workshop will focus on pests, diseases, and pollinators.

You do have to pre-register and the workshop will be recorded. If you registered, you will be sent a link so if you cannot watch it live you can later when you have time. The link is pretty simple: z.umn.edu/veg. If you have questions email Adam Austing Extension Educator in Wright County at: aausting@umn.edu or you can call 763-682-7381.

Presenters include Annie Klodd, Extension Educator Fruit Production, will discuss the use of exclusion netting to deal with Spotted Wing Drosophila.

Natalie Hoidal, Extension Educator Vegetable Production, will talk about disease prevention,

University of Minnesota Apiculture Technician, Gary Reuter, will talk about mutually beneficial habitats for pollinators and your vegetable or fruit fields.