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OSU Extension to Offer Strawberry Production Workshop

May 7, 2009

PIKETON, Ohio -- Strawberries are one of the most popular annual noncitrus fruits produced in Ohio, valued at over $7 million, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Ohio State University Extension will offer a workshop on May 21 for commercial producers and home growers interested in berry production.

"Strawberry Production" will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at OSU South Centers at Piketon at 1864 Shyville Road, Piketon. Registration is $5 per person.

OSU Extension horticulturist Brad Bergefurd will offer information on the ins and outs of strawberry production including: production opportunities, marketing, disease and insect management, tunnel production, plasticulture, matted row, everbearing production and the importance of pollination, irrigation and frost protection.

The workshop is part of OSU South Centers Third Thursday Horticulture Business Training Series.

For more information, or to register, contact Julie Strawser at (740) 289-2071, ext. 223, or e-mail

Candace Pollock
Julie Strawser