Missouri Blueberry School

2014 Missouri Blueberry School Conference, Feb. 21-22, Springfield

The 2014 Missouri Blueberry School conference was held Feb. 21-22, in Springfield, Missouri. Spotted wing drosophila (SWD) is poised to be a challenge for Missouri blueberry growers in 2014, and Hannah Burrack, North Carolina State University entomologist, outlined SWD biology and history and discussed management strategies. Joining Burrack in the SWD discussion was Jaime Pinero, state integrated pest management specialist with Lincoln University. Additional topics covered during the conference included blueberry soil health management, flash freezing as a way to preserve blueberry fruit, updates to the Midwest Small Fruit and Grape Spray Guide, and blueberry disease diagnostic techniques. Presentations from the 2014 Missouri Blueberry School are found in the presentation archive.