Registration is now open for an upcoming All-Day Blueberry School in Gettysburg, PA. The school will cover blueberry production from A to Z in one intensive day. Topics to be covered include basics on blueberry plant requirements and establishment; irrigation; fertility; varieties; disease, insect, and weed management; bird control; economics; and marketing pointers.
Speakers include entomologist Cesar Rodriguez-Saona and plant pathologist Peter Oudemans from Rutgers University, blueberry breeder Mark Ehlenfeldt from USDA-Agricultural Research Service, and Penn State Extension personnel Steve Bogash, Kathy Demchak, Tom Ford, and Lynn Kime.
Pesticide credits will be awarded. The school will take place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Penn State Extension Office at 670 Old Harrisburg Rd. in Gettysburg, PA. The registration fee is $75 through Feb. 22, 2013 and increases to $95 starting Feb. 23. Register online at http://agsci.psu.edu/blueberry-growers or call 717-263-9226. The registration fee covers lunch, materials, and a CD/DVD of all PowerPoints and written materials that will be sent to each paid registrant after the meeting.