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UW-Madison Extension webinars offer tips for a fruitful growing season

The horticulture program offers three sessions to help gardeners plan for success.

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension Horticulture Program is offering free educational mini webinars to help plan a fruitful growing season.
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SUPERIOR — The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension Horticulture Program is offering free educational mini webinars to help plan a successful growing season.

The first series kicks off with “Planning for a Fruitful Season” at noon Wednesday, Feb. 23, with Amaya Atucha, associate professor and fruit crop specialist, according to a news release. Atucha will talk about late winter pruning of backyard apple trees and how proper pruning helps your trees produce high-quality apples.

Diana Alfuth, horticulture outreach specialist, will explain how to combat common pests that can damage backyard apple trees at noon March 2 during Identification, Management and Control of Major Apple Pests.

Darrin Kimbler, agriculture educator in Iron County, will wrap up the series with Growing Strawberries in Containers at noon March 9. Kimbler will talk about selecting the right variety, soil, watering, fertilizer and how to overwinter them.

Each of the webinars are 20 minutes, followed by questions and answers. Registration is required and participants can attend one or all three in the series. All webinars will be recorded and made available on the Extension Horticulture website.

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Go to https://bit.ly/3rZez9V to find out more and to register.

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