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Blueberry Workshop Slated for Eastern Washington Growers

PROSSER, Wash. – The health benefits of blueberries continue to make the news, keeping the market for the fruit strong. Washington State University and the Washington Blueberry Commission will host a workshop for eastern Washington producers interested in growing blueberries.

Blueberries.
Blueberries. Click image for a high resolution version.

The daylong workshop will be held on Thursday, March 12, from 8 am until 4:30 pm at the WSU Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center located at 24106 N. Bunn Road in Prosser.

Topics to be covered will include marketing; pest, disease and weed management; and production practices including pruning, soil pH control, and bird abatement. The speakers will include experts from WSU, Oregon State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the private sector.

The workshop is free of charge and includes a lunch sponsored by the Blueberry Commission. Advance registration is required and attendance will be limited to the first 80 registrants due to space limitations.

Up to three Washington Pesticide License Recertification credits will be offered, and those with licenses should bring them to the workshop.

For more information or to register for the workshop contact Tom Walters at 360/848-6124 or twwalters@wsu.edu, or Naidu Rayapati at 509/786-9215 or naidu@wsu.edu.

Driving directions to the WSU IAREC are available at www.prosser.wsu.edu.

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Media Contacts

Tom Walters, WSU Small Fruits Horticulturist, 360-848-6124
Naidu Rayapati, Grape Virologist, 509-786-9215