(2/11/14) Mark your calendar for Feb 20, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM to learn about growing raspberries and blackberries.
The program will be held at the Jackson County UW Extension office, hosted by the Jackson County Master Gardeners. The format will be a live webinar featuring Extension fruit specialists from across the upper mid-west.
The webinar will begin with planting and management recommendations for growing raspberries and blackberries. The second section will cover diseases including viruses. The final section will cover insect pests of raspberries, and blackberries including the spotted winged drosophila. Best management practices will be covered including minimizing pest problems and prevention of pests. The three, 20 minute presentations will each be followed by 10 minutes of live questions and discussion
Registration is required, and space is limited. There is no fee for the program other than copies of the handouts/materials if so desired. The Jackson County Extension office is located at 227 S. 11th Street, Black River Falls. Contact the Extension office to register or for more information (715) 284-4257.