2013 Florida Berry Expo

//2013 Florida Berry Expo

Register today for the 2013 Florida Berry Expo at UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center.

Thursday, February 21, 2013
11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

University of Florida/IFAS
Gulf Coast Research and Education Center
14625 CR 672, Wimauma, FL  33598


Highlights include:

  • Florida strawberry industry: results from a comprehensive industry survey
  • Smart irrigation: smartphone app for managing strawberry irrigation in Florida
  • Nematode management considerations for strawberries
  • Strawberry tasting of latest selections

Field Tours:

  • Application timing of Stinger™ for broadleaf weed control in strawberry
  • Comparison of freeze protection methods on strawberries and blueberries
  • Using crop protectants and non-traditional irrigation techniques for strawberry transplant establishment and blueberry production
  • Evaluation of planting dates, fertilization requirements, and Florida-produced strawberry plug transplants in open fields and high tunnels
  • Breeding: a sneak preview of potential varieties
  • Determination of irrigation requirements for vertical and horizontal soilless systems for strawberry and blackberry cultivars

CEU’s will be available.

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