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Coming up: Blueberry 2.0 Workshop

Register now for the Berry Growers of Ontario Blueberry 2.0 Workshop, April 12th, 2022, at the Innerkip Highlands Golf Club.

This in-person workshop includes excellent speakers and a field visit to Thames River Melons. Kathy Demchak from Penn State University is joining us to speak about her work on blueberry mulches and soil amendments. Carlos Garcia-Salazar is joining from Michigan State University Extension to talk about using pesticides in different weather conditions, and we will move to the field to talk pruning best practices. Rebecca Shortt, OMAFRA, is speaking on blueberry irrigation, and Kristen Obeid and Erica Pate, OMAFRA, will discuss pest management updates, including new recommendations and resources and ongoing research.


8:30 – Welcome & Refreshments

9:00 De-Mystifying Mulches and Amendments for Blueberry Production, Kathy Demchak, Penn State University (virtual presentation)

9:45 – Blueberry Weed Management Update, Kristen Obeid, OMAFRA

10:30 – Move to Thames River Melons for Field Visit (5 minutes)

10:45 – Blueberry Pruning and Field Visit, Carlos Garcia-Salazar, MSU Extension

12:30 – Lunch at Innerkip Highlands Golf Club

1:30 – Use and Management of Pesticides Under Different Weather Conditions, Carlos Garcia-Salazar, MSU Extension

2:00 – Blueberry Irrigation, Rebecca Shortt, OMAFRA

2:45 – What’s the Latest on SWD?, Erica Pate, OMAFRA

3:15 – Pest Management Recommendations, Erica Pate, OMAFRA

Don’t miss this workshop and the chance to learn about blueberry production from the ground up!

Please register with the Berry Growers of Ontario by April 1st by returning this form to

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