The North American Raspberry & Blackberry Conference invites posters for display at the North American Raspberry & Blackberry Conference, March 3-6, 2020, in St. Louis, Missouri.  Posters may be submitted by researchers and extension agents of land grant universities, colleges of agriculture/related sciences and government agencies (USDA, etc), by growers about their farms or on-farm research, and by industry suppliers

Possible poster topics include, but should not be limited to, production/cultivation practices, yield improvement, pest/disease control, plant protection (pesticides/fumigants), improvement of product quality, variety research/breeding/trials, post-harvest handling, food safety, shelf life, new technology, economic models/survey, etc.  Posters from industry must be  scientific and informational in nature and not sales-oriented or product-specific.

Recommended poster size is 40 x 40 inches. Width is more important than length; maximum width is 44 inches as posters will share a display board.

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The deadline to submit posters is February 15, 2020.

TO SUMMIT A  POSTER FOR THE CONFERENCE: 

Send an email to the NARBA office (info@raspberryblackberry.com)  that includes the following information:

  • Title, Author(s), Author affiliation  Please see the following format example: 
  • Rednecked Cane Borer and Broad Mite Monitoring and Management. Donn T. Johnson* and Sarah Smith, Department of Entomology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR. *Presenting/attending author

  • One contact person along with email and/or phone number
  • 3-5 sentence summary
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This information will be included in the NARBA conference program.

NARBA will also publish Poster Abstracts and Poster Images (pdf) in its online conference Proceedings after the conference. Please send these to info@raspberryblackberry.com (abstracts in Word or similar, images in pdf) with your submission OR by March 15, 2020.

Additional information:

  • If you are NOT attending the conference, you may send your poster in advance (by January 1 please) to the NARBA office (197 Spring Creek Rd, Pittsboro, NC 27312), and we will take responsibility for hanging and removing the poster. If you need it returned, you will be charged for shipping costs.
  • You may choose to bring/send printouts of posters or main findings for attendees to take with them if they choose.  
  • There is no formal presentation of posters or content.
  • Poster stanchions will be available Thursday, January 10 at 7:30 a.m. in the NARBA conference area.
  • Posters must be removed from stanchions by Saturday, January 12 at 5 p.m.
  • There are no travel funds or complimentary conference registrations available for poster presentations.
  • Neither NARBA nor SRFVC will take any responsibility for lost or damaged Posters.   
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