As dramatic weather events increase, pest pressure intensifies, and local markets vitalize, New York berry growers are looking for ways to protect their crop and lengthen their season. Growers and educators are trialling techniques for growing berries under cover. Berry farmers across New York can attend one of three regional workshops offered by the New York State Berry Growers Association (NYSBGA) this winter to learn more about these innovations in berry growing. These day-long workshops will feature multiple short presentations, interactive activities, and words from growers discussing the newest research in tunnels and exclusion netting. Cost is $25 for NYSBGA members and $50 for Non-Members. Dates and locations for these workshops are listed on TunnelBerries.org's Events page.
K. Hanson: Tunnel Berries Outreach Coordinator