Attend in person at the New Castle, Kent or Sussex County Extension Office OR join by Zoom
New Castle: 461 Wyoming Road, Newark, DE 19716
Kent: 69 Transportation Circle, Dover, Delaware 19901
Sussex: 16483 County Seat Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947
Session One: Introduction to Small Fruit Production
Thursday, April 7, 2022 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Which berry crops might be a good option for your farm? Learn about the soil and site requirements for strawberry, blueberry and bramble production. The timing of planting, maintenance activities and harvest will help you understand how berries would fit with your current cropping system. We will also discuss marketing options, establishment costs and how berries might fit with your farm business.
Speakers: Dr. Gordon Johnson, Dr. Emmalea Ernest, and Nate Bruce
Session Two: Small Fruit Establishment
Thursday, May 5, 2022 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Get started successfully with strawberries, blueberries or brambles. Learn what you need to know about soil preparation, variety selection, irrigation systems, planting dates and trellising options.
Speakers: Dr. Gordon Johnson, Dr. Emmalea Ernest, and James Adkins
There is no registration fee but pre-registration is required.