Blueberry School Set for Feb. 27 in Gettysburg

1/26/2013 7:00 AM

Registration is now open for Penn State Extension’s All-Day Blueberry School 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Penn State Extension Office, 670 Old Harrisburg Road, Gettysburg, Pa.

Topics will include basics on blueberry plant requirements and establishment; irrigation; fertility; varieties; disease, insect and weed management; bird control; economics; and marketing pointers.

Speakers will include entomologist Cesar Rodriguez-Saona and plant pathologist Peter Oudemans from Rutgers University, blueberry breeder Mark Ehlenfeldt from USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, and Penn State Extension personnel Steve Bogash, Kathy Demchak, Tom Ford and Lynn Kime.

Pesticide credits will be awarded. Cost is $75 through Feb. 22, which includes lunch, increasing after that to $95.

To register, visit http://agsci.psu.edu/blueberry-growers or call 717-263-9226.


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