Your success is our success! We host a variety of educational workshops and Field Days to give berry growers like you the tools you need to protect and improve your crops, learn the latest in farming techniques, and market your business. We also keep you up-to-date on other industry events.






Berry Crops Field Workshop

August 29
5:00–7:00 p.m.
The Berry Patch
15589 NY-22, Stephentown, NY

Learn from experts Dr. Greg Loeb, of Cornell, Dr. Juliet Carroll of NYS IPM and NEWA, Dale Ila Riggs of The Berry Patch, and Laura McDermott of Cornell Cooperative Extension ENYCHP. The workshop will cover:

• Plasticulture strawberry production for June berries and day-neutral

• Low tunnels on strawberries

• High-tunnel raspberry production

• Exclusion netting to control SWD in blueberries

• Using computer models to improve pest management of berry crops

• Collaboration between NEWA and NYS Mesonet 

Monitoring for pests, designing an effective pest-control program, understanding cultural and chemical SWD management strategies, and general troubleshooting will also be discussed. There will also be a Q&A session. Free.

Call Abby at 518-746-2553 or register online at



Other Events


Summer Grower Meeting

August 1
Willsboro, NY

Topics will include growing red bell peppers and cherry tomatoes in high tunnels, high-tunnel tomato fertility management, updates on pests and disease challenges, and a group discussion. Free.

RSVP: or 518-570-5991.


Empire Farm Days

August 8–10
Seneca Falls, NY

Where farmers, agribusinesses, and industry leaders come together to share the latest innovations, new technologies, and cutting-edge techniques for farms. Free admission; $10 parking fee.




Ag Innovations Conference: Microbial Control

August 13
San Diego, CA

This one-day conference brings applied microbial control research concepts from around the world to growers, PCAs, and agricultural and ornamental industry partners. $50. 



PrecisionAg Vision Conference

October 10–12
Phoenix, AZ

Take a deeper dive into what precision agriculture will look like two to three seasons out, without losing sight of the bigger picture. This event will build on the industry’s emerging interdependence to foster better collaboration.  



Breaking New Ground in Crop Protection

October 12–13

Biocontrols USA EAST, designed specifically for the Eastern specialty crop grower, offers a unique, educational focus, with in-depth conference sessions, expert advice on new biological products, hands-on workshops, and grower tours.