West Virginia University's
Cooperative Extension Service effort in tree fruit at the Kearneysville Tree
Fruit Research and Education Center (KTFREC) consists of
0.3 FTE in Plant Pathology (nothing in Entomology Horticulture). The one faculty member
also holds a joint appointments in the Davis College of Agriculture, Forestry, and
Consumer Sciences. An outline of the
extension activities is provided below. More specific information on the
research programs related to tree fruits can be found on the discipline pages.
I. Winter Tree Fruit School.
Conducted in conjuction with our friends in Virginia in Winchester, and our friends in Maryland in Keedysville, in
February. See our Home Page for details, usually available in January of each year.
II. Orchard Newsletter.
is prepared and distributed as needed.
III. Fruit Grower Twilight Meetings.
Conducted monthly (April-August) in Hampshire County. Other times as needed in Berkeley/Jefferson Counties and in neighboring counties in MD, PA, and VA.
IV. Fruit Grower Visits.
Visit Eastern Panhandle orchards to solve
problems and obtain information for Extension media outreach.
V. Diagnostic Services.
Pest and disease identification of
submitted samples and via phone inquiry.
VI. WVU - Kearneysville Tree
Fruit Research and Education Center Web Site.
Our web site, which is maintained
on the Davis College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Consumer Sciences servers, (http://www.caf.wvu.edu/kearneysville/wvufarm1.html) contains a variety of orchard information and helpful links.
We serve web pages to over a quarter of a million unique visitors per year (see
our web site statistics).