Wightman Farms aerial view. This farm will be part of the New Jersey State Horticultural Society 2024 Summer Orchard Tour. Photo courtesy of NJSHS.

Jun 11, 2024
NJSHS conducts summer orchard tour, educational programs in Morris County

The New Jersey State Horticultural Society (NJSHS) is sponsoring the 2024 Summer Orchard Tour and Educational Program from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. June 27 at Wightman Farms, located at 111 Mt. Kimbal Ave., located in Morristown.

NJSHS logoThe event, hosted by Wightman Farms’ Adam Costello, is aimed at all commercial tree fruit growers. It will feature a farm tour, wagon rides, and demonstrations on various topics such as tall spindle apple culture, summer pruning of apple trees, and apple crop load management. Additionally, peach and cherry culture will be covered.

Whightman Farms logo for NJHS Summer Orchard Tour

Jon Clements, an extension educator from the University of Massachusetts and an expert in the tall spindle apple system, will be the special guest speaker. He will demonstrate the use of Outfield drones and Vivid Machines for apple crop load management and yield mapping.

Pre-registration is required by Monday, June 24, with a fee of $20, which includes lunch. Participants can pre-register and pay at njshs.org. For more information, contact Win Cowgill at 908-489-1476 or visit here.

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