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Northeast Berry Growers To Meet

The Northeast Berry Growers’ Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 8, from 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm at the Iron Skillet Restaurant in the Petro Plaza, Avoca.

Commercial berry growers will have an opportunity to learn from Extension Berry Crops Specialist Kathy Demchak and Extension Educator John Esslinger.

The Berry Growers’ Meeting will give growers an opportunity to learn the results of the latest research on berry production. Ms. Demchak has a wealth of knowledge pertaining to berry production that is presented in an easy to understand manner.  Growers will also receive training on the safe use of pesticides that qualifies for recertification credits.

Program Highlights Include:

  • Strawberry Variety Trial Update
  • What’s New in Berry Pests
  • Update of  Fungicides, Herbicides, and Insecticides for Berry Crops
  • Pesticide Applicator Training

There is no registration fee for the meeting. Individuals can order food off of the menu and pay at the end of the meeting.  If the program needs to be postponed, only those individuals who signed-up will be contacted.

Reservations can be made by calling 570-963-6842 with the number that will be attending.