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