Apple and Fruit Workshop Presentations
Following are links to workshops given to provide apple and fruit growers with fundamental information about growing fruit in Montana. Future workshops and events will be posted at www.mtapples.org/events.
The Business of Being an Orchardist
This workshop addressed the economic costs of getting started and staying in business, alternatives to purchasing land or selling your orchard, creative financing solutions, as well as what apple cultivars are in demand and how to sell apples to cideries, groceries, and directly to consumers.
Establishing a Montana Orchard
Resources for irrigation management can be found here.
IPM in Montana Apple Orchards
Speakers discussed management of fire blight, common insects in Montana orchards as well as unwanted vegetation in this final workshop.
Fire blight in Montana, Dr. Ken Johnson, OSU (This is a pdf of the presentation as there is not a recording available for this, additional resources on fire blight management in Montana orchards will be posted as they become available).
Insect Pests in Montana Orchards, Dr. Laurie Kerczinic, MSU Schutter Lab
Orchard Floor Management, Dr. Zach Miller, WARC Superintendent
Montana Beginner Fruit Grower Workshop
Picking Productive and Profitable Produce, Dr. Zach Miller, WARC Superintendent
Northern Shrub Fruit--Applications for Wine, Bob Thayden, Owner Tongue River Winery
Irrigation Management for Montana Fruit Production, Larry Robertson, Owner Flathead Lake Vineyard and Winery
Establishment and Early Care of Montana Fruits, Katrina Mendrey, WARC Program Coordinator