Berry Production and Marketing Conference
March 13, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Gateway Dining Hall, Virginia State University
Experienced and new berry growers will learn the latest research findings, production methods and marketing techniques from berry experts across the Southeast in Virginia’s premier berry growing conference. Blackberries, blueberries and raspberries, among other berry types will be covered. Participants will have the opportunity to network with and learn from fellow berry growers, as well.
Introduction by Dr Franklin Jackson
Market Trends for Berry Crops: Dr Kim Morgan, Virginia Tech
Blackberry Research and New Varieties from The University of Arkansas: Dr Alejandra Salgado, University of Arkansas
Blackberry Production and Marketing in Agriberry Farm: Pierson Geyer, Agriberry Farm
Organic Blackberry Production: Plum Granny Farm Ray Tuegel and Cherly Ferguson
Blueberry Production and Potential Varieties: Dr Erick Smith, University of Georgia
Blueberry and Blackberry Disease Management: Dr Phil Brannen, University of Georgia
Managing Pests of Berry Crops with Emphasis on Spotted Wing Drosophilla (SWD): Dr Doug Pfeiffer, Virginia Tech
Growing Blueberries in Georgia: Alex Cornelius, Cornelius Farm
High Tunnel Raspberry Production in Virginia – Results from a Two-Harvests Study: Dr Reza Rafie, Virginia State University