Strawberry Production Workshop
Tuesday, 4 March 2014
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Snow date: Thursday, 20 March 2014
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.
- Laura McDermott, berry specialist in eastern NY, will provide a comparison of June-bearing with day neutral strawberries. She will also give an update on spotted wing drosophila and go over some root problems in strawberries.
- Cornell entomology professor Elson Shields and researcher Tony Testa will discuss using native beneficial nematodes to control root-feeding weevils. They’re bringing lots of live sample for us to see.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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|