Writer: Susan Himes, 325-657-7315, Susan.Himes@ag.tamu.edu
Contact: Dr. Russ Wallace, 806-723-8433, email@example.com
LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Lubbock will hold a Strawberry Workshop and Field Day on April 27.
The event will run from 8:30 a.m.-noon. Participants will meet at 1102 E. Drew St. To get there, take Interstate 27, take exit 11 and head one mile east to reach the fields.
Topics will include general strawberry production, high and low tunnel technology and biocontrol of diseases and insects.
The event is free, but an RSVP to Dena Graves at 806-746-6101 is requested by April 23.
“This event gives the community an opportunity to learn more about the work we do with strawberries,” said Dr. Russ Wallace, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service vegetable specialist. “Whether it’s a farmer looking for an alternative high-dollar crop or a backyard gardener, this event provides the information needed to successfully grow strawberries here in Texas.”
Wallace and his team conduct field tests on strawberries to determine which varieties are most suitable to climate and soil conditions of West Texas. Their goal is to give local agriculture producers additional crop options.
Participants may tour the AgriLife Research plots as well as local growers’ strawberry production facilities.