Alternative Production Methods for Strawberries

Date(s): 
Wed, 09/09/2009 - 8:45am

A Free Webinar, “Alternative Production Methods for Strawberries”, will kick off the strawberry mini series when it airs live September 9th, 2009 at 12:45 PM. Featured speakers for this webcast are Dr. Lewis Jett, West Virginia State University, and Ms. Kathy Demchak, Penn State University. Dr. Jett will be speaking on growing strawberries in high tunnels. Ms. Demchak will be speaking on northeast approaches to growing strawberries on plastic.

The first presentation will be offered at a variety of group session locations throughout NYS including CCE Albany, CCE Chautauqua, CCE Clinton, CCE Jefferson, CCE Oneida, and CCE Suffolk counties. Some of these group sessions may include an additional on site speaker or other berry-related event following the webcast, so please contact individual CCE offices for more information.

The webinars are free, and participation is easy for anyone with a web browser and a high-speed internet connection. (Pre-registration is required.) If you can’t participate from your home or office computer, group viewings are being organized at selected Cornell Cooperative Extension offices around the state and other sites across the northeast region. Webinars will be recorded and archived for later viewing.

Webinar speakers will make their presentations live, and respond to questions and comments that participants type into an online chat box.

There is no charge for webcast participation, but registration is required. Email with URL connection details is only sent to people who have registered. Connection details are sent about two days before the webinars. Please be connected by 12:45 PM.

Connections for each webcast are limited to 70 participants so register now by contacting Laura McDermott, lgm4 [at] cornell [dot] edu or calling 518-746-2562.

Check the web site for additional program and group viewing location details: www.fruit.cornell.edu/webinar.

Read about more free berry growing classes for the Fall of 2009 

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