Tuesday, August 25 at Noon
Growing Fruit in Wisconsin
Want to know how to grow a bumper crop of apples trees for the best fruit pies, or grapes for wine-making? Join fruit crop expert Amaya Atucha as she takes us on a tour of the West Madison Research Station vineyard, and shares tips and tricks for growing fruit in Wisconsin!
Amaya Atucha is an Assistant Professor in the department of Horticulture and the Fruit Crop Extension Specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is also the Gottschalk Chair for cranberry research. On campus, she teaches Hort 345 Fruit Crop Production, and focuses her research on fruit crop physiology and production of deciduous fruit crops (cranberry, apple, and grapes, in particular). The goal of her extension program is to deliver up to date, research-based information to fruit growers that will lead to improve production practices of fruit crops in Wisconsin.
She earned her B.S. in horticulture from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (Chile) and her Ph.D. in horticulture from Cornell University. Prior to joining the faculty at UW-Madison, she was an assistant professor at Colorado State University in the department of Horticulture.
This virtual talk will take place on the UW Connects Facebook page here.
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Welcome and introductions by Ann Saucedo from Altadena, CA. A rising junior, she is majoring in microbiology and life sciences communication in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.