University of Illinois Extension will be holding the popular Northern Illinois Berry School this November in Freeport. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries will be discussed at this event. Topics will include general management practices, disease, weed and pest management and more. Part of the pest session will include making Spotted Wing Drosophilia traps.

“We held the first berry school in the fall of 2015 and had a great turn out from those wanting to grow berries in their backyard as well as those interested in starting a berry operation,” states Grant McCarty, Local Foods and Small Farms Educator. “The sessions provide an introduction to berries and brambles, seasonal management, and disease and pest issues.” This school will be led by Univ. of IL Extension Educators: Candice Miller, Bruce Black, and Grant McCarty.

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