Blueberries will be topic


Hamden — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County is offering a program on high bush blueberry production, to be held at Extension’s Resource Center, 34570 State Highway 10, Hamden on Thursday, April 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with sign-in beginning at 9:30 a.m. 
Cornell’s berry specialists will cover the key topics in production and marketing of blueberries.

Dr. Marvin Pritts, professor and Department of Horticulture chairman, Cathy Heidenreich, berryextension specialist, Kerik Cox, associate professor, Plant Pathology, and Greg Loeb, professor, Department of Entomology will discuss site selection, soils, pollination, cultivars, insect and disease identification and management of blueberries. They will also address pruning basics and the economics of growing and selling blueberries.

The registration fee for this program is $20 per person or $35 per farm couple – please make check payable to “Cornell Cooperative Extension” and indicate “blueberries” on the check.  Pre-registration & payment are required by April 4. Mail check to Cornell Cooperative Extension, P.O. Box 184, Hamden, NY 13782. A light lunch is included.  Space is limited, so register early.
For more information or directions, call 607 865-6531 or e-mail Janet Aldrich at  A program brochure/registration form can be found online at:  Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting Janet Aldrich by April 4. Requests received after this date will be met when possible.