Cornell University will hold a berry crop field workshop at Aug. 29 at the Berry Patch in Stephentown, N.Y.
The workshop, which is schedule to run from 5-7 p.m., will give farmers up-to-date tips and techniques for pest monitoring, pest control (especially spotted wing drosophila) and general troubleshooting.
Other topics include:
- Plasticulture strawberry production for June berries and day-neutral strawberries
- Using low tunnels on strawberry crops
- High-tunnel raspberry production
- Using exclusion netting to control spotted wing drosophila in blueberries
- Using computer models to improve pest management of berry crops
- Collaboration between the Network for Environment and Management Applications and NYS Mesonet, an early-warning weather-detection system
The workshop is free, but registration is required. Call Abby at 518-746-2553 or go to http://enych.cce.cornell.edu/