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Blueberry Integrated Pest Management Field Day, Tuesday, April 5th


Blueberry IPM   Field Day

Tuesday, April 5th

9:30AM -11:00AM

Location: Chambers Brothers Blueberry Farm

2270 Fire Tower Road

Homerville, GA 31634

  • Hands-On Scouting & Pest Reminders:
  • Spotted Wing Drosophila & Insects —Dr. Ash Sial, Blueberry Entomologist
  • Fruit Rots & Post-harvest Diseases —Renée Holland, Area Blueberry Agent
  • Tank-mixing & Pesticide Safety —Jeremy Taylor, Clinch County Ag Agent
  • Air-Assisted Boom Sprayer Demonstration & Comparison—Archy Bennett, Bennett’s Tractor Service and supporting materials and guidance from Dr. Glen Rains, Ag Engineer

boom BTS chopper sprayerwork phone 13 to 14 260

One hour of pesticide credit will be given to private pesticide license handlers and one hour will be given to those with commercial license. Please call the Clinch County Extension Office at 912-487-2169 if you plan to attend.

Field day is hosted by UGA Extension Clinch County and sponsored by Bennett’s Tractor Service.

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About Renee

Renée Holland is the Area Blueberry Agent at the University of Georgia. She attended Clemson University for her undergraduate degree in Microbiology and worked as a researcher for the global microbiology organization at the Procter & Gamble Co. in Cincinnati, Ohio. She received a M. S. in Plant Pathology from the University of Georgia where she studied blueberry diseases, particularly bacterial leaf scorch of blueberry. Renée serves as a resource for county agents and farmers on questions regarding blueberry production. These topics include disease and pest management, as well as, general horticultural and physiological questions about blueberries. She manages the blueberry research and demonstration farm in Alma, GA. She collaborates and coordinates with blueberry specialists and county agents to carry out multi-county research trials, host field days, and promote blueberry education through regional production meetings. Renée also helps with development of educational programming for blueberry at the Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference in Savannah, GA.