November 6-8, Durham, N.C.

The 2011 Southeast Strawberry Expo will be held November 6-8 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham, N.C. Learn how to produce better fruit, manage pests, control disease, get started, reduce risk, manage row covers, get more customers and much more; explore new Internet tools and organics; talk with growers, researchers, suppliers and experts; hear what others are doing, what’s coming, what’s new; share observations, experiences and questions; and see new products, new tools and grower fields. Enjoy people from all over with similar interests.

For more information, call 919-542-4037 or visit www.ncstrawberry.org/ExpoPage.cfm.

Schedule

Sunday, Nov. 6

Workshops (9 a.m.-12 p.m.)

Strawberry Plasticulture for New Growers

Using Social Media and the Web to Promote Your Farm

Sunday, Nov. 6:

Farm Tours (12:30-5:30 p.m.)

DJ’s Berry Patch and Buckwheat Farm in Apex and Porter Farm & Nursery in Willow Springs

Sunday, Nov. 6

Farm Tour Dinner (6-8 p.m.)

Adams Vineyard will have a tour, optional wine tasting and dinner.

Monday, Nov. 7

Educational Sessions and Trade Show

The trade show opens at 7:30 a.m., with coffee and continental breakfast in the trade show area. Educational sessions start at 9 a.m. with a Grower Spotlight speaker and a presentation by Dr. William Turechek, a leading researcher on angular leaf spot. For the rest of the day, three tracks of concurrent breakout sessions are offered. Lunch is included in all registrations. The day wraps up with a social hour and an auction to benefit the North Carolina Strawberry Association’s Scholarship Fund; dinner is on your own.

Tuesday, Nov. 8

Educational Sessions and Trade Show

The trade show opens at 7 a.m., with coffee and continental breakfast in the trade show area. Educational sessions start at 8 a.m. with a Grower Spotlight speaker and a presentation by Dr. Jeremy Pattison, NC State University strawberry breeder. The conference continues until 12:20 p.m., with three (possibly four) tracks of concurrent breakout sessions. In the afternoon, optional tours are scheduled to the NCDA&CS Agronomics Laboratory and the NCSU Micropropagation & Repository Unit. These are informal; drive on your own.