Vegetable and berry specialists to hold info sessions in Canton for prospective commercial growers
Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 5:19 pm

CANTON -- New York State’s vegetable and berry specialists will present information Nov. 13 for people interested in starting growing and those already involved in commercial fruit and vegetable production.

The Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations of Northern New York have organized the 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. program at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Learning Farm, Rt. 68.

Educators and specialists will discuss a variety of topics, including season extension techniques in berry crops, plant manipulation such as deblossoming and pinching, and environment manipulation; selecting the right type of production system for your land, time and management resources; irrigation strategies, soil management; and keeping track of costs to see which crops are profitable, budgeting for investing in a high tunnel, and projected payback.

Cost of materials and lunch is $20; registration with CCE St. Lawrence County at 379-9192 is required by Nov. 10.

For more information, contact Amy Ivy at CCE Clinton County, (518)-561-7450.