The MA Cultivated Blueberry Grower’s Association in conjunction with the UMass Extension Service is holding an annual spring seminar on Saturday June 18th. This year we are pleased to have Sonia Schloemann, UMass Small Fruit Extension specialist give us an IPM Update on Major Blueberry Pest and Disease Issues for 2016. Laurie Rocco, MDAR Pesticide Inspector will also speak to us on the Worker Protection Standard and Pesticide Issues. (Pesticide credits applied for) In addition, OESCO (Conway, MA) will display pruners and sprayers, and will offer their normal discount for products purchased/ordered at the meeting. Nourse Farms will provide sample packets of Agrigel to use when planting.
The seminar will take place at Kenburn Orchards, (owners: Larry and Susan Flaccus), 1394 Mohawk Trail (Route 2) at North-South Road, Shelburne, MA at 11:30 a.m. Directions at kenburnorchards.com.
The cost for this seminar is free for MCBGA members and $10 for non-members. Please register for this seminar by emailing Elisabeth Patt by June 10th. Please bring a picnic lunch and lawn chairs. As usual, drinks and dessert are provided by our hosts.
11:30 a.m. Registration and Picnic Lunch (Bring your own)
12:15 p.m. Brief Business Meeting
12:30 p.m. Presentation by guest speakers Sonia and Laurie
2:15 p.m. Tour of the Blueberry Farm and field Question/Answer period with our Guest Speakers
3:00 p.m. Adjournment