Mar 30, 2018Texas A&M sets strawberry field day on April 21 in Lubbock
Those new to strawberry production and old pros alike can catch up on the latest developments in growing the fruit during the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Strawberry Field Day.
The field day will be from 9 a.m.-noon April 21 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1102 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1294, Lubbock.
High tunnel strawberries at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Lubbock ready for harvest. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Dr. Russ Wallace)
“We’re inviting anyone with an interest in growing strawberries to attend this free program,” said Dr. Russ Wallace, AgriLife Extension vegetable specialist at Lubbock. “Come join us as we tour while we learn about research on high and low tunnel production, biocontrol of root and foliar diseases, strawberry planting and fertilization, new strawberry varieties and costs of production.”
Wallace said the field day is sponsored in part by a grant (LS16-275) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Southern Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program.
For more information, contact Wallace at 807-746-6101, [email protected]
– Steve Byrns, Texas A&M University