Small Fruit II

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Small Fruit

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

What's New in Blackberry Varieties from the Univ. of Arkansas

Arkansas blackberry varieties are widely planted in the US, and increasingly in the Mid-Atlantic region. Information will be provided on both proven and new varieties to consider for production.

Dr. John Clark, University of Arkansas

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

*Weed Control in Brambles

Weeds can reduce your yields, berry quality, and harvest efficiency. This talk will cover some chemical and cultural approaches for better weed management.

Dr. Eric Hanson, Michigan State University

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

What We Learned about Pick-Your-Own in 2020

Pick-your-own farms saw strong demand in 2020 along with the need to make adjustments to operations. These growers will discuss their experiences, opportunities realized, and changes they made that are worthy of adoption as future standard practices.

Kurt Alstede, Alstede Farms

Kyle Holman, Alstede Farms

Craig Pallman, Pallman Farms

Guy Moore, Larriland Farms