VSU Cooperative Extension delivering annual blueberry field walk through social media

VSU Cooperative Extension delivering annual blueberry field walk through social media
Specialty crop Extension specialist Dr. Reza Rafie conducts research on more than 39 varieties of blueberry bushes at Virginia State University's Randolph Farm in Ettrick. He shares the information he gathers with the public through events like this Thursday's virtual Blueberry Field Walk through Facebook Live. (Source: Paul Meyer VSU/VT Coop Ext Film/Photos - via release)

PETERSBURG, Va. (WWBT) - Virginia Cooperative Extension is turning to social media to deliver its annual walk through a blueberry field.

Specialty crop Extension specialist Dr. Reza Rafie will walk through VSU’s Randolph Farm blueberry fields and high tunnel, where a collection of 39 different cultivars are being studied.

“All are different in terms of productivity, time of maturity, plant structure, fruit size, bush size, vigor, etc. This program provides an excellent opportunity to learn about these cultivars and ask questions in real time to help growers decide which ones may be best for their needs,” a release said.

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