The Fruit Program holds workshops, tours, and and are often invited speakers at conferences. These events are designed to give commercial growers and gardeners a chance to learn, ask questions, and participate. Look below for a list of this years events. Events that are hosted by the Fruit Program are held at the field lab (scroll down for map). Click here for a more detailed map.

 

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JAN 14, 2017. 8:30am to 4:00pm

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS and FRUIT SCHOOL and Round Table Discussion

SASKATCHEWAN FRUIT GROWERS ASSOCIATION

at SMILEY'S CONFERENCE CENTRE, SASKATOON

$35 REGISTRATION INCLUDES BUFFET LUNCH

click HERE for more details

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SOIL TESTING FOR SASKATCHEWAN GROWERS OF HASKAP

If you plan to attend either the SFGA or HASKAP Canada meetings in Saskatoon, you can get 1 or 2 free soil tests done by participating in the U of SK research project.ADF20140239 Nutritional and Soil Requirements for propagating and growing Haskap Plant

Quick, before winter comes, dig up and store your soil samples now and bring them to the above meetings. We need a 4 litre samples. We'd really like 2 samples, one of your best soil and one of your worst. To submit soil samples at other times, such as the spring when soil warms up email both justin.shaeffer@usask.ca and bob.bors@usask.ca .

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Feb 11, 2017: 10am to 4pm

Annual General Meetings for

Haskap Canada Association

Saskatoon Location to be determined (most likely in the Ag Building at the U of SK Campus

There will also be research update talks, and open discussions with growers and experts. There is no charge for this event but either bring your own lunch or contribute $5 to ordering pizza.

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FEB21-23 2017 ONTARIO BERRY GROWERS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE &

ONTARIO FRUIT AND VEGETABLE CONVENTION

AT NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO

These back to back conferences will have several fruit talks including a round table discussion on fruit in general (OBGA, Feb 21) and 2 talks about Haskap (OFVC, Feb 22 & 23) by Bob Bors. Full details will likely be posted by December at the following websites:

http://ontarioberries.com

http://www.ofvc.ca

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JUNE 23, 2017 10AM TO 2PM

EARLY RIPENING HASKAP TOUR

U of SK Hort Research Fields. 2909 14th Street East, Saskatoon

This is a shorter version of our regular haskap day as only the earliest ripening haskap will be ripe. There will not be formal talks but questions and discussion are encouraged. For fruit tasting and evaluation, we will focus on comparing our early ripening breeding material to the Russian variety collection. Early season cultural practices will be seen and discussed. There is a chance that technicians will be leading the tour if Bob Bors is out of the country. There is a $20 charge for this event but either bring your own lunch or contribute $5 to ordering pizza.

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Haskap Days Extravaganza

July 19, 20, 21, 22 2017. FOUR DAYS OF HASKAP!!! Attend part or all. Locations will be at various places at the U of SK campus. More details will be posted as arrangements are made.

July 19: Haskap school by Bob Bors. 4 hours all about haskap varieties, growing, processing, etc.

July 20: Haskap tour of U of SK breeding program. This is the annual tour which visits the 8 fields (16 acres?) of Haskap. The U of SK has the worlds largest Haskap breeding program and is likely the most diverse collection of germplasm. Each year new fields are planted so one can see haskap of all ages. Mechanical harvesting of haskap will be demonstrated.

July 21: Canada-wide Haskap Research Symposium. Researchers and extension agents from across Canada (and possibly other countries) will be presenting their research and observations. This is the first time for such a symposium, which is likely to occur annually or biannually in various locations across Canada. Growers are invited to attend and researchers are encouraged to become presenters. More details will follow in January and February. If you are an interested researcher contact Bob Bors at bob.bors@usask.ca

July 22: Haskap Canada tour of Haskap Farms. This tour will involve visiting farms growing and processing Haskap. Starting point will be at the U of SK campus. If enough people are interested we may rent a bus, and/or could car pool. This event will be arranged and run by Haskap Canada www.haskap.ca

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