Friday, September 14, 2012

Just in from Parma

Idaho Governor Butch Otter shares grapes with a bystander at the University of Idaho annual pomology fruit field day in Parma.

, Idaho – People lined up to taste familiar and exotic fruits at the Parma Research and Extension Center's annual pomology program held this morning at the research facility campus. Table grapes, peaches, nectarines, apples, quinces, Asian pears, persimmons, jujube, haskaps and mulberries number among the crops researchers grow at Parma. 

The pomology program at Parma is led by professor Essie Fallahi and draws hundreds of visitors each year. Those attending got to explore the fruits, variety trials of apples and other commercial crops. Researchers talked about new production methods, including use of growth bioregulators and irrigation techniques.

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