The tour will offer a firsthand look at research and demonstration projects on many aspects of blueberry production. Experts in horticulture, plant pathology, entomology and weed control will be there to interact with growers. Stay as long as you like.
Please call ahead, though, let the organizers know you're planning to attend. Or let your county Extension Service agent know you plan to come.
Alapaha, Ga., is 17 miles east of Tifton on U.S. Highway 82. The entrance to the research farm is 2.5 miles south of Alapaha (going toward Nashville, Ga.) on U.S. 129. Look for a "Blueberry Farm" sign on the right.
If you have questions or plan to come, 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.)