Jan 6, 2020
Blueberry open house, trade show planned in North Carolina

Join the North Carolina Blueberry Council and North Carolina State University for the primary educational meeting for blueberry growers in the state and region.

The 54th Annual Open House and Trade Show will be held Jan. 14-15,
2020, at the Charlie Rose Expo Center, Crown Complex, Fayetteville, North Carolina.

2020 Blueberry Trade Show Educational Program

The 2020 educational program will include, among other offerings, updates from Lauren Redpath on advanced blueberry genetics and genomics work in Dr. Ashrafi’s lab; a review of progress on cultivar development at Castle Hayne by Jessica Spencer, and observations on cultivars from Mike Mainland.

Sessions will also cover disease control (Bill Cline) and insect control (Hannah Burrack) with emphasis on hard-to-control pests like Exobasidium leaf and fruit spot, and plum curculio. In addition to the educational program, new and returning vendors will be showcasing products to benefit your business during our Trade Show hours.

Blueberry trade show accommodations special

New Group Hotel: If you are staying overnight to attend both days (and we hope you are!) we strongly encourage you to stay at the Doubletree Fayetteville. We have reserved a block of rooms at a specially negotiated group rate for our
attendees of $104 for a Double Queen room or $110 for a King room.

In order to fulfill our contract obligations and avoid paying attrition charges, we strongly encourage attendees to book their room(s) within the block by calling 910-323-8282 and using the Group Code NCB. Please see the Housing section on the registration form for reservation instructions.

NC Blueberry Open House Schedule – Preliminary

Here’s the preliminary schedule (subject to change – please check the website listed below for updates):

Blueberry Open House – Tuesday, Jan. 14
8:00 am – 8:30 am Registration and Refreshments
8:30 am – 12:15 pm Educational Sessions
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm TRADE SHOW

Wednesday, Jan. 15 8:30 am – 12:00 pm TRADE SHOW
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Educational Sessions/Business Meeting

Register Now For the 2020 NC Blueberry Open House & Trade Show

We implore you to register online or directly with us prior to the show. Early Registration saves time and money.

For further information, contact Brenda Park, Executive Director, at 864-361-1598 or [email protected]
Hope to see you there!


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