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OfflineEventAttendanceMode The Chapel at Duplin's Vineyards, 918 W Charity Rd, Rose Hill, NC 28458, USA The Chapel at Duplin's Vineyards, 918 W Charity Rd, Rose Hill, NC 28458, USA Henderson County Center 2 weeks awayRegister with Eventbrite

You are invited to attend the Sixteenth Annual NCCBRGA meeting. It is a one day educational event filled with the latest information on caneberry production. The meeting agenda (see below) reflects growers needs covering topics such as caneberry breeding, pest management, and food safety. There is a $25 lunch ticket per person and registration is required

Register online through Eventbrite:

Meeting Agenda:

8:00 - 8:30AM Registration, Coffee, and Exhibitors

Welcome and Opening Remarks-Dalton Rhodes, President, NCCBRGA

8:30 - 9:00AM Update on USDA Cultivar Trial in NC-Dr. Gina Fernandez, Distinguished Professor Horticulture, NCSU

9:00 -9:30AM Viability of Pine Bark Substrate for Long-Cane Production of Raspberries-Lisa Rayburn, Commercial Vegetables and Small Fruit Agent, NCSU

9:30 -9:50AM Food Safety Updates for 2023-Elena Rogers, Food Safety Specialist, NCSU

9:50 - 10:20AM Emerging Disease: Fusarium Wilt in NC Caneberries-Dr. Sara Villani, Assistant Professor, NCSU & Bill Cline, Extension Specialist, NCSU

10:20 -10:40AM BREAK & Visit with Vendors

10:40 - 11:10AM Optimizing Fertilizer Efficiency-James Boazman, Agrintelligence Specialist, Helena Chemical

11:10 -11:40AM Releasing Ganaspis brasiliensis for SWD Control in NC- Dr. Hannah Levenson, Postdoctoral Research Scholar, NCSU

11:40 –12:00PM NCCBRGA Logo Update & Marketing Efforts-Tony Haywood, Marketing Division, NCDA&CS

12:00PM -1:00PM LUNCH & NCCBRGA Business Meeting (Southern Style Buffet)

1:00PM Drive 25 mins to Cottle Farms to Tour the Quick Freeze Fruit Facility (Berry Cold)

1:30PM-3:00PM Cottle Farms Tour

Pesticide credits will be available for attendees in the following categories: D, N, O, and X.

Feb 17 Fri