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Workshop to Focus on Mummy Berry Disease

Feb 01, 2012

Kim Leval, NCAP, 541 344 5044 ext. 15

Eugene, OR - The Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides invites blueberry growers to attend a mummy berry management workshop on Tuesday, February 21 in Eugene, Oregon. Presentations will start at 9 am. Following lunch, the workshop will conclude with a farm visit to discuss management options.

Three blueberry growers, including two from certified organic farms, will present their alternative management strategies. Presenters include Eric Pond of AgriCare in Jefferson, OR, Jim Meyer of Cascadian Farm in Concrete, WA, and Chuck North of The Blueberry Patch Farm in Leaburg, OR.

Jay Pscheidt, plant pathology specialist with Oregon State University, will discuss the disease cycle and emerging controls for organic production. Emily Vollmer, research assistant, will present results from OSU’s organic blueberry production project. 

This workshop is funded in part by Eugene Water & Electric Board. 

Registration is required by Wednesday, February 15. The cost is $9 and includes lunch. Register on-line at www.pesticide.org or kleval@pesticide.org or call 541-344-5044 ext. 15

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