The Faulkner County Extension Service will host the second tree and small fruit workshop for commercial producers at the Natural Resource Center from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.

This statewide workshop will educate producers on the latest information on new pesticides, varieties, services provided by the University of Arkansas system, and an open discussion with a panel of experts plus much more. A fee of $35 dollars will be charged to cover food and educational materials. Checks should be made payable to Faulkner County Extension Service at the door. 

Several state specialists, area producers and educators will address day-to-day decisions and tough challenges producers may be facing.

The following topics will be presented from the University of Arkansas: 

• Sustainability by Dr. Elena Garcia.

• Fruit pest management tailored to current tactics and insecticides by Dr. Donn Johnson.

• Diseases in fruits and vegetables by Sherri Smith.

• Real world applications by Dan Chapman.

• Good agricultural practices by Dr. Steve Seideman

• High tunnel production by Dr. Curt Rom, and

• Weed management and calibration by John Boyd 

The Natural Resource Center is located at 110 South Amity Road in Conway.