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Join us on August 15 for our Virtual Field trip! 
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Why are we hosting a virtual field trip?

Primocane-fruiting blackberries are valuable to commercial horticulture operations as a way to extend harvest in the fall when market prices peak. This session will explore the environmental and economic viability of commercial production of late-season primocane-fruiting cultivars. Current research findings from three cooperating blackberry farms (in two states) will be shared regarding the use of Surround (Kaolin Clay) for crop management. 

The virtual field trip will be broadcasted live from the Sta-N-Step farm!


  • University of Arkansas faculty: Sherri Sanders (CEA-Agri/White County);
  • Dr. Terry Kirkpatrick;
  • Dr. Donn Johnson;
  • Dr. Jennie Popp;
  • Leah English;
  • Producer Les Dozier

You will learn about: 

• the differences between primocane and floricane crops,
• general primocane management practices, 
• implications of product use to suppress disease and pests through early- to mid- season, 
• potential consumer acceptance issues with white-washed berries, 
• the use of farm planning and budgeting tools, 
• observations from the grower’s perspective. 

When is it?

Time:  Aug 15, 2018 10:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

A live question and answer opportunity will be provided during the program as well.


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