March 18, 9:30am–3:30pmWhere
OSU South Centers’ Endeavor Center 1862 Shyville Road, Piketon, OH
Growers can learn how to assess whether blackberry crops or grapevines have experienced winter injury and how to determine the extent of the damage during a day-long workshop conducted by horticulture and viticulture experts with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.
Super Berry School is designed to help berry growers — new and experienced alike — learn about the health benefits of so-called “super fruits” such as blackberry, blueberry elderberry and raspberries.
The workshop will also offer information on season-extending container fruit production, pest management and pruning demonstrations of grapevines and several berry varieties.
Conducting the workshop will be researchers and educators with Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, including Gary Gao, an associate professor of small fruit crops, viticulture outreach specialist Dave Scurlock and research assistant Ryan Slaughter.
Registration for the workshop is $25 and includes the program, handouts, lunch and refreshments. Contact Charissa Gardner at 740-289-2071, ext. 132, to register or for more information. The deadline to register is March 14.