Walk VSU’s “Field of Blueberries”

March 31, 2016

Blueberries grown at VSU’s Randolph Farm help determine which cultivars are suited to Virginia soils and climates, as well as to teach growers best practices.

Blueberries grown at VSU’s Randolph Farm help determine which cultivars are suited to Virginia soils and climates, as well as to teach growers best practices.

Ettrick, Va.– All blueberry growers are invited to attend Virginia State University’s Blueberry Field Walk April 29 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the university’s Randolph Farm, 4415 River Road, Ettrick.

                Sponsored by VSU’s Cooperative Extension program, the educational activity is free and open to the public. Participants will learn about 45 different blueberry varieties currently being studied and will have an opportunity to consider which varieties might best suit their personal planting needs.

To register for this event, visit agriculture.vsu.edu, click on Calendar of Events on left and then click on the event to register. To register by phone, for more information, or if you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, contact Mollie Klein at (804) 524-5960 /TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event. 

                Extension is a joint program of Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and state and local governments.  Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.  An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating.  Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Interim Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.

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