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Part 4 of Southeastern Strawberry School happening online July 29

Join horticulture experts from across the southeast on July 29 for the fourth part of a webinar series on using plasticulture strawberry production.

July 9, 2021

By Mary Hightower
U of A System Division of Agriculture

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LITTLE ROCK — Join horticulture experts from across the southeast on July 29 for the fourth part of a webinar series on using plasticulture strawberry production.

“In this 90-minute webinar, we’ll be discussing soil-borne diseases, cover crops, cultivar recommendations and more,” said Amanda McWhirt, extension specialist-horticulture crops for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. “This will be the first of two webinars that are focused on pre-plant for strawberries as part of this series.”

Woman in greenhouse with strawberry rows
PLANNING - A webinar to cover pre-plant concerns for strawberry growers in the U.S. Southeast  is set for July 29. (file photo)

The second pre-plant webinar will be Aug. 12.

“We are encouraging growers to attend before planting takes place in September,” she said.

The event begins at 1 p.m. EDT/Noon CDT. There’s no cost to attend!

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The agenda for this session:

  • Soil-borne disease management - Stanley Culpepper, professor and extension agronomist, University of Georgia 
  • Black root rot and soil-applied fungicides - Phil Brannen, extension fruit pathologist, University of Georgia
  • Alternative Fumigants- Jayesh Samtani, assistant professor and small fruit extension specialist for Virginia Tech University
  • Cover Crops & Crop Rotation- Amanda McWhirt, extension specialist-horticulture crops for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
  • Regional Cultivar Recommendations 
    • Arkansas – Amanda McWhirt, extension specialist-horticulture crops for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
    • North Carolina - Mark Hoffmann, assistant professor and small fruits extension specialist, and Gina Fernandez, extension specialist-small fruits, both of North Carolina State University 
    • Virginia - Jayesh Samtani, Virginia Tech University 
    • Alabama - Edgar Vinson, assistant extension professor-horticulture, Auburn University 

Find the full schedule for all six parts and see recordings of the first webinars at  https://www.uaex.uada.edu/farm-ranch/crops-commercial-horticulture/horticulture/commercial-fruit-production/strawberry-school.aspx

Funding is provided by the Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium.

To learn about extension programs in Arkansas, contact your local Cooperative Extension Service agent or visit www.uaex.uada.edu. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @AR_Extension. To learn more about Division of Agriculture research, visit the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station website: https://aaes.uark.edu. Follow on Twitter at @ArkAgResearch. To learn more about the Division of Agriculture, visit https://uada.edu/. Follow us on Twitter at @AgInArk.

About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation or need materials in another format, please contact lherrara@uada.edu as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.

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Media contact: Mary Hightower
mhightower@uada.edu 

 

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