Thursday, February 14, 2013

2013 Missouri Blueberry School Winter Management Workshop

University of Missouri Extension will hold a Winter Blueberry Management workshop on Friday, March 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lost Branch Blueberry Farm east of Kirksville.

Workshop topics will include: Introduction to Lost Branch Blueberry Farm; the blueberry industry and food safety; blueberry weed control; small fruit options: Brambles, strawberries, grapes, minor berries; blueberry disease management; blueberry pruning; and a pruning and disease management field visit. There will be a hands-on field demonstration and participants will get to practice their pruning skills.

A hot lunch will be provided at noon. Participants need to dress appropriately for the field visit in the afternoon.

The cost of the workshop is $20 and includes refreshments, lunch, and workshop handouts/materials.

The workshop will be taught by University of Missouri Extension Horticulture Specialist and former Missouri State Fruit Advisor Patrick Byers, University Extension Specialists Jennifer Schutter and Max Glover, and Robert Price, owner/ manager of Lost Branch Blueberry Farm.

Pre-registration is required by calling the Adair County Extension Center at 660-665-9866 or

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