Strawberry Pre-Plant Meetings in August 2017

— Written By Charlene Lassiter

RALEIGH — The strawberry season 2017/18 starts soon and pre-plant meetings are being held in several counties in North and South Carolina. Specialists and county agents share newest information on fertilization, fumigation, disease and weed management, frost protection and varieties. Here are the dates for the pre-plant meetings in the coming weeks.

Tuesday, Aug 15th, 5:30 p.m., Nash County Agriculture Center, 1006 Eastern Avenue, Nash County NC. RVSP: Aug 11th, please email Matt Stevens, Extension Agent: or Colby Griffin, Extension Agent:; There is also a respirator fit training for $25.

Thursday, Aug 17th, 11:30 a.m., Marion County Extension Office, 206 Airport Cr. Suite C, Mullins, South Carolina. 2 pesticide recertification credits.

Tuesday, Aug 29th, 6:00 p.m., Johnston County Center, 2763 NC Highway 210, Smithfield, NC. Contact: Brandon Parker,