Blueberry & blackberry field day


Manuel Jimenez speaks at a blueberry field day in 2008.

Two days of berry-themed events were held in May at UC Kearney Agricultural Center for farmers interested in learning more about growing and selling blueberries or blackberries.

The events began May 19 with the Blueberry Field & Packing House tour in the afternoon, followed by the Blueberry & Blackberry Field Day, May 20. Both events were sponsored by the UC Small Farm Program.

Presentations at the May 20 field day included an overview of market trends by the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council, an inside look from a blueberry grower about production and its related costs, an update about pest management from UC Cooperative Extension, and a report about blackberry growing systems from a USDA scientist.

View presentations from the 2009 Blueberry & Blackberry Field Day

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