NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Stephen F. Austin State University’s SFA Gardens will host its third Kiwifruit Field Day with presentations on the growing, research and marketing of kiwifruit.
The event will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 20 in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building, Room 101, at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, located at 2900 Raguet St.
Lunch will be provided, followed by a tour of the kiwifuit field trials at SFA Gardens from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will be available for participants.
Speakers include Dr. David Creech and Malcolm Turner of SFA Gardens, Tim Hartmann of Texas A&M University, and David Anderson of Anderson Food Sales and Marketing in Nacogdoches. Topics include global market and pricing trends; local and regional market opportunities; New Zealand, Chile and China production updates; research findings on kiwifruit chilling requirements; pH and alkalinity impact on plant performance; and details for a prototype kiwifruit orchard.
The cost of the field day is $30 per person, and advance registration is required. To register, visit sfagardens.sfasu.edu, or search @sfa.gardens on Facebook.