Monday, May 21, 2012

2012 MO Blueberry School

The 2012 Missouri Blueberry School Spring/Summer Blueberry Management Workshop will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2012 from 9:00am-3:00pm at Highland Blueberry Farm, 2607 Perry County Road 616, Perryville, MO 63775, 573-547-4448.

Join the Missouri Blueberry School for a hands-on workshop that focuses on blueberry site selection and preparation, irrigation system use and maintenance, and harvest management.

Pre-registration is required to attend the workshop.  The cost is $20 per person, which includes lunch, refreshments, and educational materials. The workshop will be limited to 30 participants.

Workshop Topics:
*  Designing, using and maintaining trickle irrigation
*  Choosing a site for blueberry production
*  Blueberry site preparation
*  Blueberry harvest management
*  Blueberry production at Highland Blueberry Farm

Lunch, breaks, and educational materials are included in the registration. Bring your soil test reports for ex-pert advice.

Please pre-register by May 30 by contacting: Katie Kammler, Agronomy/Plant Sciences Specialist MU Extension, Ste. Genevieve County Extension Center, 255 Market St., County Services Building
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670, 573-883-3548

Save the date for additional 2012 Missouri Blueberry Workshop sponsored events:
*  Fall Missouri Blueberry School Conference, Springfield, October 2012
Contact Patrick Byers for additional information.

Directions to Highland Blueberry Farm - From Interstate 55:

From the south: Exit I-55 at Exit 123; head southwest on State Hwy B for 1.5 mi; turn right onto State Hwy O and drive 2.7 mi; turn right onto State Hwy K and drive 2.9 mi; turn left onto Co Rd 616/Pcr 616 and drive 2.7 mi. Desti-nation will be on the left.

From the north: Exit I-55 at Exit 129; head south 7.9 mi on Hwy 51 to State Hwy O, turn left and drive 1.9 mi to Co Rd 616/ PCR 616. Turn left and drive 1.7 mi to destination on the right.

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