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Season Extension and Commercial Strawberry Production Field Day

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Season Extension and Commercial Strawberry Production Field Day

Season Extension and Commercial Strawberry Production Field Day

A joint presentation of Mississippi State University

and the Alliance for Sustainable Agricultural Production

APRIL 4, 2017, 9 A.M.-4 P.M.

MAFES Truck Crops Branch Experiment Station

2024 experiment Station Rd.

Crystal Springs, MS 39056

 

Lunch provided by the Mississippi Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, including a strawberry tasting, but please call to be added to the lunch count (601-892-3731) or you may not get a chair or a chance to try some of those berries.

Activities will include classroom presentations on strawberry culture and management, and tools to extend vegetable and fruit growing seasons by several weeks in the spring and fall.

After lunch, we will go to the field to see the strawberries you tasted at lunch time, and we will see examples of mulches, row tunnels, low tunnels, insect barrier cloths, high tunnels and greenhouses. You can even try your hand at setting up some low tunnels, so bring your hat and boots.

This field day is supported by the Mississippi Department of Agriculture/USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant program. We thank them for their support. The field day is jointly hosted by the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Experiment Station, Mississippi State University Extension, and the Alliance for Sustainable Agricultural Production.