Those looking at growing fruit trees can get more information on the ins and outs of cultivating a home orchard from the University of Illinois Extension during the Extension's Home Orchard Series. The three session series is designed to teach about a number of subjects, from pruning your fruit trees, to managing the various pests that you may encounter.
Andrew Holsinger's a horticulture educator at the Unversity of Illinois Extension, and says the series is a great way to learn more about growing fruit trees.
According to Hoslinger, there's a number of things to keep in mind when starting a home orchard.
There is a $15 registration fee to sign up for all three sessions, and you can register by contacting the University of Illinois Extension Unit 18 office. Holsinger appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.