Learn About Pest Management of Apple Trees, Saturday, July 14, at Audubon

Learn About Pest Management of Apple Trees, Saturday, July 14, at Audubon

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Audubon Community Nature Center

Jamestown, N.Y. – Whether weeds, insects, or fungi, there are bound to be pests affecting your apple trees.

On Saturday, July 14, 1-3 p.m. Audubon Community Nature Center is presenting a workshop on Apples All Year Long: Pest Management. Orchardist Al Yelvington will teach you about the common pests that frequently bother apple trees and ways to control them.

Beginning with a general approach, you will learn how to identify pests, effective ways to survey your trees, and about integrated pest management for apples. While many pests already have a foothold by this time of the year, the knowledge you gain from this workshop will serve you through the fall and into the spring.

Yelvington is a transplant to the area after retiring from 33 years in the Coast Guard. He started his cider orchard, Happy Dog Farm outside Russell, Pa., to provide juice specifically for hard cider makers. The orchardist is in his second year in the Virginia Tech Online Masters in Agriculture and Life Sciences (OMALS), focusing on pest and weed management. Happy Dog Farm includes a community cider mill that is registered with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

Enrollment is limited. The fee for the program is $16 or $12 for Nature Center members. Paid reservations are required by Thursday, July 12, 2018, and can be made by calling (716) 569-2345 during business hours or online through the Programs page at auduboncnc.org.

Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren, Pa. To learn more, call (716) 569-2345 or visit the Programs page at auduboncnc.org.

Audubon Community Nature Center builds and nurtures connections between people and nature by providing positive outdoor experiences, opportunities to learn about and understand the natural world, and knowledge to act in environmentally responsible ways.

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