Juneberry Production Workshop in Ovid

Are you interested in learning more about Juneberry Production? The juneberry, or saskatoon berry, is a tasty and nutritious berry native to North America. Juneberries are nutrient-dense berries with high levels of protein, calcium, iron, and antioxidants that are becoming more commonly grown in the Northeast. Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension is hosting a Juneberry Production Workshop on June 12th at the Barn at 7238 Ann Street in Ovid. Sign in will start at 8:30, the workshop will begin at 9:00. The cost will be $30 and will include a boxed lunch. This class is a complete, in-depth introduction to juneberry cultivation in Upstate New York, covering site selection, natural history, planting, pest control, and harvesting. Regional juneberry expert Jim Ochterski will explain the basics of production and what to expect from different varieties of juneberries. The workshop includes lunch and a field tour to Juneberry Farm in Willard, NY where Guy Lister is cultivating a large planting for retail and you-pick sales and is being sponsored by Bundschuh’s Greenhouses.Juneberries are primed to become a common high-value crop in the coming years. Landowners can plant and cultivate juneberries as part of their home landscape and they have excellent marketability as a you-pick, wholesale, or direct retail crop. Juneberry Production WorkshopDate: Friday, June 12th, 2015Time: 9:00 AM- 2:00 PMLocation: Barn at 7238 Ann Street, Ovid, NY 14521 Space is limited, registration is required. Call 315-539-9251, email seneca@cornell.edu, or go online https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/Juneberry_245 to register.For more information about juneberries, go to www.juneberries.org. Questions can be directed to Derek Simmonds, at 315-539-9251 or dcs285@cornell.edu. For nearly 100 years, Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension has served the people of the County, putting to practical use the scholarship and research of Cornell University and the national land grant system in the areas of agriculture and food systems sustainability; families, nutrition, health and safety (human ecology); youth development (4-H); environmental and natural resource enhancement; and community and economic vitality. The office is located at 308 Main Street Shop Centre in Waterloo. For more information on this and other programs, please call the office at 315-539-9251 or e-mail seneca@cornell.edu.

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