Friday, July 15, 2011
Midwest Fruit IPM
WE have wrapped up the final 3 days of the Midwest Fruit IPM (integrated pest management) class that I have been involved in since the first part of January. This week was in Door County Wisconsin. It has been a whole new experience for m to learn about growing fruit. Door County is a wonderful place that is heavy on agro-tourism. There are a number of wineries that offer wine tasting. The orchards all seem to have some sort of activity for the kids. On my own time I have visited a dairy that makes their own ice cream. The scenery is sort of classic agriculture and the crops are much more diverse than mid-Illinois. I will offer details of the experience next week.