Tabletop Strawberry Production System at the Michigan State University Agriculture Innovations Day, Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center, June 28th.
In Michigan, TunnelBerries personnel have set up a trial with a table-top strawberry system supplied by Haygrove Tunnels (thank you Haygrove!). We are planting day neutral varieties Albion and two MSU types (Redstart, Wasach) in coconut coir media.The trial is in a high tunnel in Benton Harbor, Michigan and will be on display during the MSU Ag Innovations Day on June 28. Come visit on the 28th and see how they are doing!
TunnelBerries researcher, David Conner of the University of Vermont, conducted interviews of 11 growers who utilize tunnels for berry production. Preliminary results suggest that tunnels can be very effective tools, particularly on smaller scales and with farms who sell directly to consumers.
TunnelBerries graduate, Heidi Anderson, joins the Minnesota Department of Agriculture to work on invasive insect project.
Congratulations to TunnelBerries graduate student, Heidi Anderson, who recently finished her degree at the University of Minnesota and landed a job with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture! In her new position, Heidi will be working on a project to improve the understanding of wood product import pathways in the state of Minnesota. Her main task is to develop and implement an educational and monitoring program for rustic wood products that will help vendors identify and intercept imported materials infested with potentially invasive wood boring insects. Best wishes Heidi! MDA is lucky to have you on their team!
K. Hanson: Tunnel Berries Outreach Coordinator