The 2011 Blueberry Field Tour will take place as the Ideal Track at the Horticultural Crops Research Station, Castle Hayne, NC on May 15th beginning at 3pm. Faculty from the Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Horticulture Departments at NCSU as well as NCDA & CS personnel will be in attendance to share information on ongoing research and extension projects.
I will be discussing our IPM program at the research station, blueberry maggot, and spotted wing drosophila monitoring and management. This last topic has become extremely important in the last week, and it's crucial that blueberry growers be prepared to detect and manage this new pest. Damage has already occurred in other southeastern states, and we have the ability to prevent similar injury in North Carolina. Hope to see many of you next Sunday!
Blueberry Field Tour invitation