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Ron's Berry Farm Auction - Houghton Auction Service

September 18, 2015

9546 10th St S.E., Eyota, MN  55934  

Phone - 507/261-7742 

All general items needed for strawberry farming including two IH 274 offset tractors, 2 person planter, etc.  Regular farm machinery will be sold as well.  Everything has been kept in the shed.  Items will be listed on closer to the event.  

The farm has been sold and everything must go!


Wisconsin Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Conference


Wisconsin Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Conference

Kalahari Resort Hotel in Wisconsin Dells

Dates of the conference will be January 24-26, 2016

Conference Highlights:

  • ~ Educational berry grower sessions featuring marketing, varieties, cultural practices, etc.
  • ~ Industry trade show featuring equipment, nursery, inputs, and other exhibitors.
  • ~ WBGA Annual Meeting
  • ~ Networking with other berry growers.





Berry School

 2015 WBGA Raspberry School

Thursday, August 6th

8:45am – 3:00pm

Porter's Patch - Troy Porter - Bonduel, Wisconsin 54107

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8:45 am - Registration:  Breakfast Items & Coffee


Tissue & Soil Reports – Chris Clark, AgSource.   Review an example tissue and soil report, do a walk-through of how to read your report, and provide the labs perspective of commonly asked questions.


Tour the Raspberry Patch – Troy Porter, Porter’s Patch.  We will be stepping into the patch for discussion on varieties, irrigation, fertilization, obstacles and more.


Hands on Identification with SWD – Christelle Guedot, UW-Entomology – We will be in the raspberry patch for identification, trapping, and sampling fruit for larvae.

Understanding and Mitigating Cold Damage in Raspberries – Amaya Atucha, UW-Horticulture, – Specifics TBD


12:00 - Lunch & Networking


What's Wrong with My Raspberries? Disease Diagnosis and Management – Patty McManus, UW-Plant Pathology


Cultivar Selection/Establishment of Young Plants/Pruning & Training – Brian Smith, UW River Falls - There may be more time depending on if David agrees to speak or not.

Fertility as it Relates to Fruit Set, Size, Firmness, Quality & More – Kenton Mehlberg, Agronomist – T.I.P. Inc – AgGrow Solutions


Q & A and Wrap-Up


3:00 - Adjourn


WBGA Member - $40/person

Non Member - $55/person

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