Virtual Field Trip

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2016: $174,290.00
Projected End Date: 10/31/2018
Grant Recipient: University of Arkansas
Region: Southern
State: Arkansas
Principal Investigator:
Sherri Sanders
University of Arkansas CES
Broadcast live from the Sta-N-Step farm, presenters included UA Division faculty: Sherri Sanders (CEA-Agri/White County); Dr. Terry Kirkpatrick; Dr. John Clark, Dr. Donn Johnson; Dr. Jennie Popp; Leah English; and growers Todd Gibson from Ritter Farms (White County), Eric Lum with Moss Springs Berry Farms in New Boston, Texas, and Les Dozier with Sta N Step farm in Tontitown, Arkansas. This multidisciplinary broadcast was supported by a production team including Mary Poling, Vonda Nutt, Kerry Rodtnick, Nick Kordsmeier, Karen Ballard, Julie Robinson, Amanda McWhirt and Jackie Lee. Key instructional content included: 1. an explanation of the differences between primocane and floricane crops, 2. general primocane management practices, 3. implications of product use to suppress disease and pests through early- to mid- season, potential consumer acceptance issues with white-washed berries, 4. the use of farm planning and budgeting tools, and 5. production observations from the grower’s perspective
Karen Ballard, University of Arkansas
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Researchers; Consumers
Ordering info:
Karen Ballard
[email protected]
Univeristy of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service
2301 S. University Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72204
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.