2021 Missouri Blueberry School conference

Check back frequently for information on the next Missouri Blueberry School conference, to be held in spring 2021 in Springfield, Missouri.

2019 Missouri Blueberry School Conference, Feb. 22-23, Springfield

The 2019 Missouri Blueberry School conference took place on February 22-23, in Springfield, Missouri.  The keynote speaker was Dr. Gary Pavlis from Rutgers University, nationally recognized blueberry specialist.  Conference attendees toured two area blueberry farms. Click here for the conference program. 

The presentations at the 2019 Missouri Blueberry School are posted here.

The Missouri Blueberry School

Established in 2011, the Missouri Blueberry School brings together all who have an interest in blueberry production in Missouri and surrounding states. Calling on the expertise of blueberry experts in Missouri and around the country, the Missouri Blueberry School presents information that is accurate, updated and relevant. Conferences, on-farm workshops, individual consultations and support services are provided through the School. Bookmark this site, and check back with us frequently to keep in touch with the ever-changing world of blueberries in Missouri.

 Presentations from past Missouri Blueberry Schools are found in the presentation archive.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug and Spotted Wing Drosophila in the News!

Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) is now widespread in Missouri.  See the Lincoln University IPM blog here for up-to-date information on all aspects of SWD identification, monitoring, and control.  Check back with the blog frequently for updates and timely articles on this serious pest.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is reported from several counties in eastern Missouri, and recently (1.28.15) from Greene County in southwest Missouri.  Information on this potentially serious blueberry pest was part of the program in the 2017 Missouri Blueberry School.