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Blueberry Farm Tour

by Ashley Chesser — last modified May 12, 2014 02:18 PM
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Managing Mummy Berry Disease in Blueberries Farm Tour. Don't miss out on this fantastic event! Thursday, June 5, 2014. 2pm - 4:30pm. Alvadore, OR

Berg's Organic Blueberry Farm


Bring a lawn chair, a hat and a water bottle
$5 to attend. RSVP required by Tuesday, June 3
with Jen Miller at jmiller@pesticide.org or 208-850-6504

 

Please join us for the afternoon to learn about managing for mummy berry disease from certified organic blueberry farmer Ken Berg, Oregon State University researcher Jay Pscheidt and graduate student Jade Florence.
Jay Pscheidt and Jade Florence are currently working with NCAP and collaborating growers on a project to improve mulching practices for managing mummy berry.


About the farm:
Ken Berg of Berg's Certified Organic Blueberries produces blueberries on one acre. The farm has been producing organic blueberries since 1991. 
Ken has planted eight cultivars, including Blueray, Chandler, Collins, Darrow, Draper, Liberty, Patriot, and Spartan. The farm is primarily a u-pick operation.
 
Mummy berry drives many of the management practices on the farm, after major losses occurred in 2010. Ken instituted intensive mulching, involving laying down visqueen and covering with sawdust mulch, as well as other methods to significantly reduce his losses from mummy berry.

The tour will also include information on conservation funding for pest management through NRCS, as well as a new microloan program through USDA Farm Service Agency.
 
This is an equal opportunity event.
This workshop is based upon work supported by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under number 69-0436-2-113.

To see the full mailing brochure, including directions to the farm, Click Here.