8th Annual Berry Production & Marketing conference

8th Annual Berry Production & Marketing conference

8th Annual
Berry Production &
Marketing conference

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

Dr Franklin Jackson

Dr Franklin Jackson

Dr Kim Morgan Virginia Tech

Dr Kim Morgan

Market Trends for Berry Crops: Dr Kim Morgan, Virginia Tech

VSU Berry Market Update

Dr. Alejandra Salgado

Dr. Alejandra Salgado

Blackberry Research and New Varieties from The University of Arkansas: Dr Alejandra Salgado, University of Arkansas

Salgado University of Arkansas 2015

Pierson Gayer of Agriberry

Pierson Gayer

Blackberry Production and Marketing in Agriberry Farm: Pierson Geyer, Agriberry Farm


Ray Tuegel & Cheryl Ferguson

Ray Tuegel & Cheryl Ferguson

Organic Blackberry Production: Plum Granny Farm Ray Tuegel and Cherly Ferguson

Organic Blackberries at Plum Granny Farm


Dr Erick Smith Univerisity of Georgia

Dr Erick Smith

Blueberry Production and Potential Varieties: Dr Erick Smith, University of Georgia

Smith Blueberry Basics VSU


Dr Phil Brannen University of Georgia

Dr Phil Brannen

Blueberry and Blackberry Disease Management: Dr Phil Brannen, University of Georgia

Blueberry Caneberry Disease Update

Lunch Break

Dr Doug Pfeiffer Virginia Tech

Dr Doug Pfeiffer Virginia Tech

Managing Pests of Berry Crops with Emphasis on Spotted Wing Drosophilla (SWD):  Dr Doug Pfeiffer, Virginia Tech

SWD Dr Doug Pfeiffer

Alex Cornelius Blueberrys on Cornelius Farms

Alex Cornelius

Growing Blueberries in Georgia: Alex Cornelius, Cornelius Farm

Growing Blueberries Cornelius Farm



Dr Reza Rafie

Dr Reza Rafie

High Tunnel Raspberry Production in Virginia – Results from a Two-Harvests Study: Dr Reza Rafie, Virginia State University

Rafie-Raspberry-Berry conference-2015

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