January 9-11, 2019: NORTH AMERICAN RASPBERRY & BLACKBERRY CONFERENCE – Proceedings of this conference, which include pdf files of more than 40 presentations, are available online to all NARBA members (join here) or for a $25 donation to the NABG Research Foundation (donate here).
NORTH CAROLINA: February 15: NC Commercial Blackberry & Raspberry Growers Annual Meeting, at the Cleveland County Extension Auditorium, 130 S. Post RD, Shelby, NC. Registration 8:45-9:00 am, Program 9:00 am-2:15 pm. Topics include updates on blackberry research, weed control, and the H2A program, and a discussion of a proposed NC assessment on blackberries to raise funds for research. $20/person, includes lunch. Please call 704-482-4365 by February 11 to RSVP for the meal.
ARKANSAS: February 16, 2019: Arkansas Blackberry Growers Association Meeting. Little Rock Cooperative Extension State Office 2301 S University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72204 2301 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. This is the first meeting of this new association. PThe program includes presentations on the history of blackberry production in Arkansas, the current industry and opportunities, disease and pest control, trellis systems, marketing opportunities and practices and more. Details and registration here. $20/person, includes lunch. Registration deadline February 11.
CALIFORNIA: February 21: 2019 Annual UCCE Caneberry Meeting. Watsonville, CA. 8:00 am – 12:00 noon, at the UC Cooperative Extension Office, 1430 Freedom Blvd., Suite E, Watsonville, CA 95076. A line up of excellent presenters, many of whom spoke at our 2018 conference in Ventural. Click here for the full agenda. Click here to register.
ONTARIO: February 20-21, 2019: Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Conference; berries sessions on the first day. More info at http://www.ofvc.ca/
OREGON: March 13: Northwest Berry Foundation 14th Annual Caneberry Workshop, Wellspring Conference Center, 1475 Mount Hood Avenue. Woodburn, OR 97071, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. Free, but please RSVP here.
VIRGINIA: March 21: 11th Annual Virginia Berry Production & Marketing Conference, Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA, 8:00 am -4:00 pm. Presenters include Dr. Bernadine Strik (Oregon) and Dr. John Clark (Arkansas). See the full agenda here. For registration and additional information, click here.