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Blueberry Tour, Cookout at Alapaha May 3


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It's not time for blueberries yet. On May 3, however, it will be time for the Blueberry Research Farm Twilight Tour and Cookout near Alapaha, Ga.

The tour will start at 5 p.m. Research and demonstration projects will show, among other things:

  • Many new rabbiteye and southern highbush releases from Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina and Florida.
  • Fruit set of rabbiteye and southern highbush using growth regulators.
  • Mulching rates and effects on southern highbush.
  • Applying pine bark mulch with a row mulcher.
  • Plant establishment.
Researchers with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will be there to answer your questions throughout the tour and during the cookout. Stay as long as you like.

Alapaha is 17 miles east of Tifton, Ga., on U.S. Highway 82. The research farm entrance is 2.5 miles south of Alapaha on U.S. Highway 129. Heading south, look for the UGA Blueberry Research Farm sign on the right.

To learn more about the tour, call Scott NeSmith at (770) 228-7243 or Gerard Krewer at (229) 386-3410.

(Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)

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