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The Wisconsin Berry Growers Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the production and promotion of Wisconsin strawberries, raspberries and blueberries.
Our membership is made up of large commercial growers and backyard hobbyists alike. We keep members informed of the latest in production and growing techniques.
The Wisconsin Berry Growers Association and it's members are supported by many businesses that provide valuable resources, products and knowledge.
These businesses are instrumental to our grower members and they provide a great service to help you get great quality berries from our farms every year.
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2015 WBGA Raspberry School
Thursday, August 6th
8:45am – 3:00pm
Porter's Patch - Troy Porter - Bonduel, Wisconsin 54107
8:45 am - Registration: Breakfast Items & Coffee
Tissue & Soil Reports – Chris Clark, AgSource. Review an example tissue and soil report, do a walk-through of how to read your report, and provide the labs perspective of commonly asked questions.
Tour the Raspberry Patch – Troy Porter, Porter’s Patch. We will be stepping into the patch for discussion on varieties, irrigation, fertilization, obstacles and more.
Hands on Identification with SWD – Christelle Guedot, UW-Entomology – We will be in the raspberry patch for identification, trapping, and sampling fruit for larvae.
Understanding and Mitigating Cold Damage in Raspberries – Amaya Atucha, UW-Horticulture, – Specifics TBD
12:00 - Lunch & Networking
What's Wrong with My Raspberries? Disease Diagnosis and Management – Patty McManus, UW-Plant Pathology
Cultivar Selection/Establishment of Young Plants/Pruning & Training – Brian Smith, UW River Falls - There may be more time depending on if David agrees to speak or not.
Fertility as it Relates to Fruit Set, Size, Firmness, Quality & More – Kenton Mehlberg, Agronomist – T.I.P. Inc – AgGrow Solutions
Q & A and Wrap-Up
3:00 - Adjourn
WBGA Member - $40/person
Non Member - $55/person
We are dedicated to the production and promotion of Wisconsin strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. Goals: