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Transition to Organic Partnership Program: Organic Small Fruit Production

Event date/time: 
Thursday, March 14, 2024 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Event Type: 
Online
Price: 
Free

Transition to Organic Partnership Program Workshop Series

Are you looking to increase or improve your organic growing methods? Join UMass Extension and NOFA/Mass as we review and elaborate on growing organically and up to certification standards!

A mixture of in-person and online technical assistance events will be hosted throughout 2024 on the behalf of the Transition to Organic Partnership Program (TOPP). To learn more about the UMass & NOFA/Mass programming, check out the NOFA/Mass TOPP web page. To learn more about the national TOPP program, visit www.organictransition.org.

These workshops are intended for commercial vegetable and small fruit growers.

Organic Small Fruit Production

This session will cover the entirety of small fruit production, from site selection to harvest, of brambles, strawberries, blueberries, and grapes. Special attention will be given to production practices that can be utilized for organic systems and the use of Integrated Pest Management. Both sustainable and climate-smart practices will be highlighted.

About the Presenter

Evan Lentz is an Assistant Extension Educator at the University of Connecticut specializing in Commercial Fruit Production and Integrated Pest Management. His ongoing projects include fruit IPM and pest monitoring, niche crops and alternative production systems, precision agriculture technology, and climate smart fruit production. 

Contact's name: 
Sue Scheufele
Contact's email: 
This event will be recorded: 
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