Jul 7, 2021
Strawberry growers in Arkansas can attend pre-plant meeting

The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service and the Mid-American Strawberry Growers Association are hosting a strawberry pre-plant meeting on July 17 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. CST.

The meeting will be held at the Don Tyson Center for Agricultural Sciences, 1371 W. Altheimer Drive, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72704.

Hear from specialists as they share research updates, upcoming season recommendations and tips for new growers.

Special thanks to the Arkansas Department of Agriculture for their support of strawberry research through the Specialty Crop Block Program, which provided support for this event.
*Registration is required to get a count for catering
Register here.

8:30am- Registration and Coffee
9:00am- Welcome from Association President


Research Updates
9:10am- 2021 Fungicide Trials, Dr. Aaron Cato
9:50am- Arkansas Survey of Soilborne Disease and Recommendations, Dr. Alejandro Rojas

10:30am- Break

10:40am- Strawberry Variety and Planting Date Recommendations, Dr. Amanda McWhirt
11:20am- Neopestalotiopsis: What is it and what should be done to manage it, Drs. Alejandro Rojas and Aaron Cato

11:45am- Catered Lunch

Upcoming Season Recommendations
12:30pm- Pre-plant Fertility: What, when, where and how, Dr. Amanda McWhirt
12:50pm- Pre-emergent Herbicide Recommendations, Dr. Aaron Cato
1:10pm- Round table discussion among members, lead by Randy Arnold

1:35pm- Break

Back to Basics (Tips for New Growers)
1:50pm- Basics of Production, lead by Dr. Amanda McWhirt with established growers
2:15pm- Basics of Disease and Pest Control, lead by Dr. Aaron Cato with established growers
2:30pm- Q&A: How to avoid the mistakes others have already made

3:00pm- End of Meeting

For questions or more information, please contact Lizzy Herrera at: [email protected].

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