Blackberry Field Day

— Written By Kris Dearmin

NC Blackberry Logo

When: Friday October 10, 2014

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Killdeer Farms,

300 Goforth Road

Kings Mountain, NC 28086

On behalf of the NC Commercial Blackberry and Raspberry Growers Association and the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service you are invited to attend our upcoming Fall Blackberry Field Day. This will be a great opportunity to learn from Extension Specialists and see equipment demonstration on a real-life farm setting. The field day is free to anyone who wishes to attend. Since this is an outside event: dress appropriately and bring a lawn chair if you wish. Please RSVP to Annie Thompson (Extension Secretary) at
704-482-4365 by Wednesday October 8th if you plan on attending.


1:00 to 1:15…Registration

1:15 to 1:30…Welcome from Ervin Lineberger, Killdeer Farms

1:30 to 2:00…Spotted Wing Drosophila (Lauren Diepenbrock & Katie Swoboda, NCSU)

2:00 to 2:30…Hand-washing stations and mobile cooling unit (Daniel Shires, NCCE)

2:30 to 3:00…New Herbicides (Wayne Mitchem, NCSU)

3:00 to 3:30…Disease vs Virus (Andy Rollins, Clemson Extension)