Barnum Brook (30 March 2013). Photo by Tom Boothe.  Used by permission.

Strawberry Production Workshop
Tuesday, 4 March 2014
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Snow date: Thursday, 20 March 2014

Cornell University Cooperative Extension

Amy Ivy of Cornell Cooperative Extension will host a hands-on workshop on strawberry production, focusing on new ways of growing strawberries in field soil. The workshop will cover annual production systems, detecting and mitigating soil-borne pests,. and utilizing biological control of root weevil complex.

This workshop is sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension in cooperation with the Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program. The program relies on funding from the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program. Cost: $5/person includes lunch. To register, contact Amy Ivy at or call (518) 561-7450 or (518-570-5991)

Strawberry School Workshop Agenda
9:30 - 10:00   Registration
10:00 – 10:05  Welcome, announcements: Amy Ivy, CCE ENYCHP  (Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program)
10:05 – 11:15  Growing June Bearing and Day Neutral strawberries – getting the most out of both systems: Laura McDermott, CCE ENYCHP
11:15 – 11:45 Strawberry Root Problems – a significant limitation to long term success: Laura McDermott, CCE ENYCHP
11:45 – 12:00  How to identify if you have root weevils in your planting:  Amy Ivy, CCE ENYCHP
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 1:30 Using native nematodes as biocontrol of root weevils in strawberries: Dr. Elson Shields, Professor and Tony Testa, Research Support Specialist, Cornell
1:30 – 2:00 Update on SWD (Spotted Wing Drosophila) – what to know for 2014: Laura McDermott, CCE ENYCHP

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