Regional Small Fruit School
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 9:00am to 3:00pm
Bath Civil Defense Building, 7220 State Rte 54, Bath NY 14810
The full day program will include topics on: differentiating disease in berry crops, insect pests of strawberry, raspberry, and blueberries, soil health as a tool for berry nutrition, strawberry and raspberry varieties, blueberry pruning, and managing diseases and insects in small fruit plantings.
We have a top notch lineup of Cornell University faculty: Dr. Marvin Pritts, Chair of Horticulture, Dr. Kerik Cox, Plant Pathology/Microbe-Biology, Dr. Greg Loeb, Entomology, and Dr. Courtney Weber, Professor of Horticulture. Sign up soon to be a part of this great program.
DEC credits have been applied for in categories 1a, 10, and 22.
The program will give you an opportunity to ask questions about your operation and to learn the newest research being done in the field. The fee of $25.00 will include your lunch and all materials. Please contact Colleen Cavagna to sign-up: email@example.com or 585-268-7644 ext 12. Pre-registration is required by Oct. 19th, 2015. No refunds for cancellations: although substitutions are allowed.
Hosted by Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Allegany and Steuben County in conjunction with Cornell University faculty.
- Differentiating Disease in Berry Crops – Kerik Cox –Differentiating disease from other issues and highlighting reoccurring disease challenges that small fruit growers face yearly.
- Top Three Insect Pests for Strawberry, Raspberry and Blueberry – Greg Loeb
- Soil Health as a Tool for Berry Nutrition – Marvin Pritts – Why are we talking about soil health instead of just regular soil tests? Physical and biological factors in the soil contribute significantly to healthy plants and good productivity.
- Strawberry and Raspberry Varieties – Courtney Weber – Research based recommendations based on suitability in our New York State climate.
- Blueberry Pruning – Marvin Pritts – Principles of pruning: when, what, how, and why. Learn how to prune blueberries of any age for the most optimal production.
- Managing Diseases in Small Fruit Plantings – Kerik Cox – Standard management practices for common and uncommon small fruit diseases and selecting chemical management tools.
- Managing Insects – Greg Loeb – Practices to reduce pest pressure in small fruit plantings.