Summer Blueberry Meeting

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Summer Blueberry Meeting

Upcoming blueberry grower meeting hosted by the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office in Newberry, FL.

By UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County

When and where

Date and time

Friday, July 21 · 8:30am - 1:30pm EDT


Alachua County Ag Auditorium 22716 W Newberry Road Newberry, FL 32669


9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Welcome and registration

Dr. Tatiana Sanchez-Jones and Doug Phillips, UF/IFAS

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Blueberry leaf rust management plan, fungicide selection and timing

Dr. Phil Harmon, UF/IFAS

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Herbicide update

Dr. Peter Dittmar, UF/IFAS

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Chilli thrips and mite management

Dr. Oscar Liburd, UF/IFAS

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Blueberry nitrogen nutrition: right form and right time

Dr. Gerardo Nunez, UF/IFAS

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Using hydrogen cyanamide in subtropical blueberry production

Dr. Gerardo Nunez and Dr. Jeff Williamson, UF/IFAS

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Sponsored lunch and Q&A (Q&A starts at 12:30 PM)

About this event

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Plan to join us!

The Florida Blueberry Growers Association and UF/IFAS are holding a series of blueberry grower meetings this summer. These meetings are an opportunity for growers to engage with UF blueberry researchers and other growers on current production topics.

This summer meeting will be hosted by the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County at the Alachua County Ag Auditorium in Newberry, Florida.

There is no registration fee to attend the meeting, but participants must register through Eventbrite by July 18th.

For more information about this program, contact Dr. Tatiana Sanchez-Jones, Commercial Horticulture Agent, UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County, at 352-955-2402 or Doug Phillips, Blueberry Extension Coordinator at 813-300-7220.

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