Blueberry Production – Best Practices for Crop Management
Christina Lake, July 28 – Harrop July 29
Dr. Eric Gerbrandt of the BC Blueberry Council led participants through best practices for field preparation and crop establishment including a presentation and field observations at two blueberry farms.
Powerpoint Presentation: Growing Blueberries – Best Practices for Crop Management
Event summary: Blueberry Production Field Day
Recommended online resources:
BC Blueberry Council: bcblueberry.com
Northwest Berry Foundation: nwberryfoundation.org
Pacific Northwest Pest Management Handbook: pnwhandbooks.org
BC Ministry of Agriculture – Berry Production Guide: productionguide.agrifoodbc.ca
Christina Lake: Saturday, July 28, Creekside Blueberries (2101 Haaglund Road), 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Harrop: Sunday, July 29, West Arm Apiaries (726 Ogilvie Road), 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Presenter: Dr. Eric Gebrant – Eric has been working with the BC blueberry industry since 2007 and is the owner of Sky Blue Horticulture Ltd. His aim is to increase profitability and competitiveness for the berry sector in BC. Eric serves the BC Blueberry Council, Raspberry Industry Development Council and BC Strawberry Growers’ Association as their Research Director.