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Successful Citrus Trees

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Successful Citrus Trees

Time: June 11, 2014 from 10:15am to 12:15pm
Location: Caboolture Hub
Street: 4 Hasking Street
City/Town: Caboolture
Website or Map: http://www.moretonbay.qld.gov…
Phone: 5433 3700
Event Type: workshop $22
Organized By: Moreton Shire Council
Latest Activity: Jun 12, 2014

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Event Description

Join Peter from The Plant Shack for a workshop that will help you get the best out of your citrus trees (in the ground or in a pot)

  • Fertilising – get confident with fertilisers so your citrus tree has sweet, juicy fruit every year
  • Disease control, pruning and maintenance issues
  • Solutions to the three most common problems citrus trees have in the Moreton Bay Region & the most important thing to do when planting!
  • Bring a sample and have your problems answered

Date

11 June 2014

Time

Wednesday 10.15am - 12.15pm

Location

Caboolture Hub - 4 Hasking Street, Caboolture Qld 4510

Cost

$22.00 per person

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Contact

Caboolture Hub
Ph: (07) 5433 3700
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Comment by Lissa on June 12, 2014 at 5:19

Great report Susanne, thank you! I wish they ran these at the weekend I would go to one (not the citrus but some of their others).

Comment by Susanne on June 12, 2014 at 0:27
This was a very good session, covered which trees perform best in our region, initial planting, feeding, weed suppression, problems and remedies.

Feeding subsequent years and pest prevention.

Some of the Gardeners had brought problem samples that we were all able to learn from, have seen fertiliser insufficiency, mineral difficiencies, mites, scale, miner, fungus, gall wasp and borer attack and been given ways to lessen/remove the pest and improve the trees health.

It flowed freely yet when questions were asked all aspects were elaborated on and then the seminar continued.

Some chemical means of weed control and combating pests were discussed but organic methods were as well.

I'm happy I spent the $22.

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