Southern Tier Berry School March 13

ELLICOTTVILLE – Berry growers and marketers will want to attend the upcoming Southern Tier Berry School taking place Thursday, March 13 at Cornell University Cooperative Extension, Ellicottville Town Center/Cooperative Extension Center, 28 Parkside Drive, Ellicottville.

The program runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Come join Cornell University faculty and horticulture researchers for the latest updates on: Spotted Wing Drosophila identification, monitoring and management; Integrated Pest Management resources for berry growers; Organic and Conventional Small Fruit Disease Management; Berry Soil and Nutrient Management; Expanding your berry market with specialty small fruits; Weed management in berry crops; and much more.

Noted Cornell faculty and researchers Juliet Carroll, Greg Loeb, Kerik Cox, Marvin Pritts, and Cathy Heidenreich will present their findings and be available to answer questions.

The Berry School is appropriate for beginning and seasoned commercial berry growers and marketers, u-pick operators, and those looking to diversify into berry production.

Pre-registration is required, and lunch will be provided. Register by March 7 by contacting Mark Holt, Cornell University Cooperative Extension Cattaraugus County, at 699-2377 extension 115 or email to mwh95@cornell.edu.