Apr 12, 2023
Registration opens for IFTA Canadian summer tour

International Fruit Tree Association (IFTA) is inviting industry professionals to register for its summer tour.

Scheduled for July 23-25, the IFTA 2023 Summer Study Tour plans to visit Nova Scotia.

Tour participants are scheduled to view these parts of fruit orchard management:

  • Management of new and established apple varieties, including Ambrosia and Honeycrisp.
  • Viewing replanting, thinning and leaf removal trials.
  • Bud and fruit counting technology.
  • Rootstock comparisons.
  • Machinery demonstrations.

Registration includes two days of tours, a welcome reception, breakfasts, lunches, plus a lobster dinner.

The event is scheduled to open on Sunday, July 23 with the welcoming reception. Tours commence on the next morning, July 24, and continue on July 25. IFTA’s tour committee is finalizing the itinerary and orchard visits. It plans to post a detailed itinerary soon.

“This is a great way to network and learn in the field from your peers and other recognized fruit tree professionals,” the Kennewick, Washington, organization stated in a news release.

Sponsorship of the Summer Study Tour also provides a great way for suppliers and allied industry concerns to show their support of IFTA and the tree fruit industry, according to the release.

For hotel reservations at the Old Orchard Inn in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, the room block expires May 22.

Wolfville is a small town in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. It is about 62 miles northwest of Halifax, easily accessible by Highway 101. Air service is available at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport.

Tour buses will depart and return each day from and to the hotel.

Participants can extend the event by traveling to Norway, with tours there from July 27-Aug. 5.  More information on “IFTA Norway – Fruit in the Fjordlands” is available at www.iftatravel.com.


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