Jul 7, 2021Strawberry 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.
8:30am- Registration and Coffee
9:00am- Welcome from Association President
9:50am- Arkansas Survey of Soilborne Disease and Recommendations, Dr. Alejandro Rojas
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
12:50pm- Pre-emergent Herbicide Recommendations, Dr. Aaron Cato
1:10pm- Round table discussion among members, lead by Randy Arnold
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