MT. VERNON, Mo. — Blackberry workshop is set for Tuesday, July 9, from 1 to 4 pm at the MU Southwest Research Center, 14548 Highway H, Mt Vernon, MO 65712.
Dr. Nicole Gauthier, with the University of Kentucky department of plant pathology, will speak on blackberry diseases and their management.
University of Missouri Extension commercial horticulture specialist Patrick Byers will give an overview of blackberry management and harvest, broad mite, brown marmorated stink bug, and spotted wing drosophila management, and the RCA (Rotating Cross Arm) trellis. The $10 registration fee per attendee may be paid at the door.
The workshop includes classroom instruction as well as on-site instruction at the blackberry research plot at the center. Now in it’s fourth year, the plot is producing gallons of blackberries, much of which is enjoyed at the market’s Free Kids Meal.
For more information regarding registration, contact the Webb City Farmers Market by telephone at (417) 483-8139 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, More details are available online at www.webbcityfarmersmarket.com.
This workshop is part of a series of blackberry workshops held throughout the state funded by the Missouri Department of Agriculture using a USDA Specialty Crops grant.
— Webb City Farmers Market
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