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Learn About Growing Fruit Trees as a Business at Highmoor Farm in Monmouth

March 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

(Snow Date: Saturday, March 11)

Renae Moran will be teaching the basics of commercial tree fruit production including spraying, pruning, fertilizing, harvesting, and cold storage. In this class, fundamental cultural practices involved in managing a commercial orchard will be discussed.

There is no registration fee.

To Register:
Please R.S.V.P. by contacting Renae Moran at 207.713.7083 or

1 p.m.: Tree Care — Pollination, fruit thinning methods, fertility, harvest and storage, and wildlife problems

1:45 p.m.: Insects and Diseases — Common insect pests and diseases, spray materials, and airblast sprayers*

2:45 p.m.: BREAK

3 p.m.: Pruning Practices — the fundamentals and practices of pruning fruit trees

3:30 p.m.: Pruning Demonstration in the Orchard (weather permitting)

*One pesticide applicator credit will be offered for attending this 1-hour portion of the meeting

For special requests, contact Renae Moran at 207.933.2100 or email by March 1. If requests are received after this date, we may not have sufficient time to make necessary arrangements; however, all requests will be considered.

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Highmoor Farm
52 US Route 202
Monmouth, ME 04259 United States


Renae Moran
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