Saturday, June 11, 2011

Blackberry Twilight meeting in Henderson Co. June 16

Who: The Henderson County Commercial Blackberry Growers (and surrounding counties)

What: Twilight Blackberry Meeting

When: Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 6:30 PM

Where: Steve Dalton's Farm, 756 Dalton Trail Dr., Hendersonville, NC 28792 (Sugarloaf Mtn.)

Dr. Gina Fernandez, Small Fruit Specialist, Horticultural Science Dept., NCSU will discuss current cultural practices.

Dr. Hannah Burrack, Small Fruit Entomology Specialist, Entomology Dept. NCSU will discuss insect issues, in particular, the Spotted Wing Drosophila Flies (new soft fruit insect).

Grower, Steve Dalton, will discuss his operation, this seasons growing conditions, plus a tour of his new walk in cooler.

Marvin Owings, Interim County Extension Director, update on Cane Blight Disease in the county.

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