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Blueberry Field Walk

APRIL 20, 2017
9:00am - 11:00AM

Randolph Farm
Virginia State University
4415 River Road • Petersburg, VA

REGISTER ONLINE: https://goo.gl/forms/p1UXtjR6bq8oj0Pn1

Blueberry is the fastest growing berry crop in many states including North Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Market demand for blueberry continues to grow, and profit potential for growing locally grown blueberry is considerable. One major issue for blueberry growers is the planting of the new blueberry cultivars (varieties) that are becoming available with superior fruit size, taste, color, and pest and disease tolerance. 

At VSU’s Randolph Farm a collection of 45 different blueberry cultivars are under study. All are different in terms of cluster density, productivity, plant structure, bush size, vigor, etc. This is an opportunity to see these cultivars and decide which one may be suitable for your future blueberry production.

For more information, contact the Agriculture & Natural Resources Office at (804) 524-5960 or email mklein@vsu.edu.

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Agriculture & Natural Resources Office at (804) 524-5960 / TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.