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Southeastern Strawberry School Webinar Series

The Southeastern Strawberry School Webinar Series will take place throughout 2021. This series is hosted by the University of Arkansas in collaboration with university specialists from across the southeastern region. This webinar series is sponsored by the Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium and is open *free* to county agents, and growers.

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Webinar Schedule:

Part One: Dormancy February 16, 2021

  • Production Basics – Amanda McWhirt, University of Arkansas
  • Irrigation Basics – Andre da Silva, Auburn University 
  • Fertility Basics – Mark Hoffmann, North Carolina State University 
  • Spider Mite Management – Hannah Burrack, North Carolina State University
  • Introduction to IPM Guides – Rebecca Melanson, Mississippi State University

Part Two: Bloom – March 18, 2021

  • Frost Protection – Dave Lockwood, University of Tennessee
  • Fertility Monitoring/Petiole Sampling – Kristin Hicks, North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services 
  • Botrytis & Anthracnose Management – Guido Schnabel, Clemson University 
  • Sampling for Botrytis & Anthracnose Resistance – Phil Brannan, University of Georgia 

Part Three: Fruiting – April 20, 2021

  • Flower Mapping – Edward Durner, Rutgers University 
  • Arthropod Management – Hannah Burrack, North Carolina State University & Aaron Cato, University of Arkansas
  • Post-Harvest Best Practices – Penny Perkins-Veazie, North Carolina State University  
  • Food Safety for Pick-Your-Own Markets – Lynette Johnston & Chris Gunter, North Carolina State University 
  • Pre-Harvest Considerations – Strawberry Grower Panel 

Part Four: Pre-Plant Pt. 1 – July 29, 2021

  • Soil Borne Disease Management – Stanley Culpepper, University of Georgia 
  • Black Root Rot & Soil Applied Fungicides – Phil Brannan, University of Georgia
    • Alternative Fumigants – Jayesh Samtani, Virginia Tech University 
  • Cover Crops & Crop Rotation – Amanda McWhirt, University of Arkansas
  • Sub-Regional Cultivar Recommendations

Part Five: Pre-Plant Pt. 2 – August 2021

  • Pre-Plant Recommendations 
    • Site Preparation – David Lockwood, University of Tennessee
    • Planting Dates 
    • Weed Control
    • Pre-Plant Fertility 

Part Six: Fall Management – Date TBD

  • Topics coming soon

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