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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.
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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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Berry School

 2015 WBGA Raspberry School

Thursday, August 6th

8:45am – 3:00pm

Porter's Patch - Troy Porter - Bonduel, Wisconsin 54107

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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

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The Wisconsin Berry Growers Association

We are dedicated to the production and promotion of Wisconsin strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. Goals:

  1. Inform the public of the healthful and flavorful qualities of Wisconsin grown strawberries, raspberries and blueberries and of the opportunities for good family fun when visiting a Wisconsin berry farm.
  2. Assist our member/growers to produce and market the highest quality berries possible for their customers.
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