In the Berry Field: November 4th, 2023

Monday, November 6, 2023

   In this week's edition of In the Berry Field; Sonny Murray gives a crop update for the major berry crops.  To view the video Click Here

Minor Use local Berry Workshop Grower Input Requested!

Please save the date for our annual selection of minor use pesticide priorities for Nova Scotia crops. The session for berry crops will take place virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, November 21 from 1 PM to 2 PM. 

Perennia’s minor use representative, Michelle Cortens, and the provincial minor use coordinator Deney Augustine Joseph will briefly outline the process. Then as a group you will be guided through the different crops to assess the priority pest control needs for insects, weeds/growth regulators, and diseases. If you have potential solutions on your radar (products registered in other crops or for other uses) or have heard of products you might be interested in, please bring those along as well.

Any grower is welcome to attend, so if you are interested please let me know and I will forward the Zoom link.  If you can’t make the meeting, please send me your critical pest issues and any potential solutions for consideration at the meeting.

The selected priorities will then be submitted on behalf of the province and used in ranking the national priorities.

Hope to see you there, Sonny Murray


Upcoming Conferences:

Great Lakes Fruit and Veg Expo: December 5-7th, 2023

         Grand Rapids, Michigan

Scotia Horticultural Congress: Jan 22-23rd, 2024

        Wolfville, Nova Scotia

North American Strawberry Growers Conference: Jan 28-31st, 2024

          Hershey, Pennsylvania

North American Raspberry and Blackberry Association: Feb 28-29th, 2024

          Wilmington, North Carolina 

Mid Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Show: Jan 30th-Feb 1st, 2024

        Hershey, Pennsylvania 

Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention: February 21-22, 2024

        Niagara, Ontario