Part of our Virtual Field Day Series, join us on Tuesday, August 3, for Refining Horticulture. Participants will hear from Perennia specialists on a variety of topics followed by a question-answer period.
Transition to Tunnel Production
Specialist: Talia Plaskett, Protected Crop Specialist
Description: Protected crop production has potential for many different crops. Whether it is a reduction in standing water on the plant, the buffering capacity of the structure on the tail ends of the growing season or the increased control over the growing environment. It is hard to argue the benefits associated with growing under cover. However, the transition will look different depending on the target crop and the main issues you are hoping to mitigate by modifying your production practices. This year we will be exploring a few different berry production systems and discussing the benefits of these innovative setups and the pain points they address.
Fall application of Herbicides in Strawberry Production
Specialist: Sonny Murray, Berry Specialist
Description: This session describes the design and goals of a herbicide screening trial while walking through the various options for fall-applied group 14 herbicides. These include Goal, Chateau, Authority and Reflex. We will also discuss how these products may fit into a layered herbicide program
Mechanical Weed Management
Specialist: Francisco Diez, Viticulture Specialist
Description: There are different approaches to managing weeds in the vineyard, but one, in particular, has gained popularity in the last decade – mechanical weed management. With increasing consumer demand for environmentally friendly production practices, grape growers have adopted new technologies and strategies. The goal is to manage a broad weed spectrum in a short period of time, reducing competition for grapevines, and produce a high-quality end product. This session will show part of the equipment used in the vineyard to keep the weed population under control.