Friday Session I
Be an early adopter to grow stand-out berries using the latest research on organic strawberry, blueberry, and raspberry production in the Midwest. These practices can result in higher marketable yields and reduced weed pressure, and help you deliver berries to customers at times others can’t. Pioneering includes risks—get the whole story to decide if these techniques will work on your farm.
Andrew Petran is a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Minnesota. His Ph.D. focused on organic season extension techniques for strawberry production in the Upper Midwest, and he currently researches organic control methods for spotted wing drosophila in small fruits.