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Register Now for Blueberry 1.0 Workshop

The Berry Growers of Ontario is hosting a blueberry workshop April 2nd, in Simcoe, Ontario. This meeting will cover the essentials of blueberry production in Ontario from site selection and preparation to pest management and sprayer calibration. New and experienced growers are welcome.

8:30 Welcome
9:00 Blueberry Physiology 1.0
9:30 Blueberry site selection
10:00 Considerations for choosing a variety.
10:15 Break
10:30 Weed Management
11:00 Fertilizing tips for blueberries
11:30 Marketing your blueberry crop
12:00 Lunch
12:45 Key blueberry pests and how to manage them
1:30 In-field pruning and field visit
2:30 Sprayer calibration and crop adapted spraying for blueberry growers
3:30 Discussion and Adjourn

*tentative agenda

Dr. Gary Pavlis will be joining us from Rutgers University to cover site selection, fertilization, and blueberry pruning. Dr. Pavlis is an agricultural agent at Rutgers University at the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, and has years of experience covering blueberry and grape production. Jason Deveau, Application Technology Specialist, and Kristen Obeid, Weed Management Specialist-Horticulture, from OMAFRA will also be joining us for the day.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn all things blueberry and hear from these specialists!

Pre-registration is required. Cost is $75 for members. Contact the Berry Growers of Ontario at or 905-735-5379 to register.

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