Strawberry Twilight Tour – Tue., May 20, Cunningham Research Station
May 20, 2014 – Strawberry Twilight Tour & Workshop, 5 pm-7 pm
Cunningham Research Station (Lower Coastal Plain Tobacco Research Station), 200 Cunningham Rd, Kinston, NC 28501).
Please go directly to the field. Program starts promptly at 5 pm.Look for signs to the Strawberry Research Plots. From 6-7 pm we will meet in Cunningham Research Auditorium immediately. There will be fresh strawberries and ice cream! The meeting portion of the program will end at 7 pm. The meeting will provide an opportunity to hear about a new crop insurance initiative that could possibly provide rain and hail damage coverage. We had a lot of rain damage last week across the state. Viola Glenn Research Coordinator Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA, will be discussing a new strawberry crop insurance initiative from RAFI.
The field tour will consist of review of strawberry low tunnels, an opportunity to see (and taste) a new California Cultivar – Merced, and a discussion of HEAT MANAGEMENT (project funded by USDA Specialty Crops Block Grant).
Field Tour Highlights (5-6 pm): Look for signs to Strawberry Research Plot
- There will be a brief review of preliminary results with Merced, a new strawberry cultivar from California -Dr. Barclay Poling, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Hort. Sci.
- Pointers for managing strawberries under extreme heat during bloom and harvest
- Lee Berry, a strawberry grower from Ellerbe, NC, will be there to discuss his first season of low tunnel use and point out important aspects of low tunnel construction
- LOCATION: Lower Coastal Plain Tobacco Research Station
200 Cunningham Road
Kinston, NC 28501-1700
PHONE: (252) 527-3579
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED – this is meant to be very very informal!!
Join us if you can Tuesday from 5-7 pm!
Raleigh, NC 27695-7609