In cooperation with the Agriculture and Rural Development Support (ARDS) program sponsored by USAID, Agricultural Extension Center Bridges organized a series of seminars on production of vegetables in greenhouses and open ground and cherries for the growers from Kherson, Odessa, Mykolaiv and Zapirizhya oblasts. These regions of the country are known to be main production zones of many fruits and vegetables.
More than 40 cherry farmers participated in each training. Issues covered included selection of varieties, early Spring frost protection measures, storage and post harvest handing and many others.
After the seminar the group participated in on-farm visit and practical case study at one of the best cherry and stone fruit farms. At the farm the group learned more about tree pruning practices, efficient water use for drip irrigation and reviewed other practical issues.