CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. — Last year we considered the resources that one would need to get into berry production at a commercial small scale, how one would prepare the site and soil for planting, and how one could market the fruit. This session will address the cultural practices of growing strawberries (both June-bearing and day-neutral types), raspberries (both summer-fruiting and fall-fruiting types) and blueberries. Plant establishment, plant maintenance, pruning and trellising, winter protection and major pests will be addressed. Information provided will be useful to both commercial and backyard producers.
Dr. Marvin Pritts, Associate Professor in the Department of Fruit and Vegetable Science, Cornell University will be the presenter for this workshop. Growing berries involves high upfront costs and patience but the rewards are great if plants are managed correctly. With attention to detail and willingness to do some physical work, a significant source of income can be generated on as little as ¼ acre.
Growing Berries for Profit on a Small Scale, Part II
Monday, March 13, 2017
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension
480 North Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424
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