Hands-on Avocado Grafting Workshop - Kona
for commercial orchard crop growers
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Kona Cooperative Extension Service – Conf. Rm.
79-7381 Mamalahoa Highway
Kealakekua, HI 96750
Cost - $25 per attendee per workshop
UH-CTAHR’s Cooperative Extension, USDA, Western Extension Risk Management Education and Hawaii Avocado Association welcomes you to an educational, interactive and hands‐on workshop on grafting avocados. ‘Sharwil’ avocados are currently the only variety approved to be shipped to the mainland and as such, it’s important to start a farm with known plant material. Grafting or purchasing grafted trees from tested sources of scion material ensure that fruit produced are of the ‘Sharwil’ variety.
During this workshop, participants will learn about ‘Sharwil’ avocados, recordkeeping considerations for export, and the basics of grafting avocados. Growers will also be able to participate in a hands‐on grafting exercise of ‘Sharwil’ scion to rootstock trees and will be able take their newly grafted plants home.
Speakers include: Dr. Stuart T. Nakamoto, Andrea Kawabata, Russell Galanti, and Ty McDonald of CTAHR and Dr. Tracie Matsumoto of USDA PBARC.
Bring your own clean pruning shears.
All other grafting tools will be provided, but if you prefer your own grafting knife, please bring it with you.
Registration is required for each attendee.
This class is limited to 15 participants.
Cost - $25 per attendee
(Cost covers 'Sharwil' scion testing, known 'Sharwil' scion, rootstock plants, grafting supplies, & handouts)
If you register and are unable to make the workshop, please contact Gina at 808-322-4892 or Andrea at email@example.com. There may be a wait list and we would like to provide someone else with the opportunity to attend the workshop.
This event is sponsored and co-hosted by UH-CTAHR, USDA, Western Extension Risk Management Education and Hawaii Avocado Association
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