On July 11, ‘Horticulture Twi-Light Tour’ features berry producers
CARTHAGE, Mo. — The annual “Horticulture Twi-Light Tour” in Lawrence County begins at 6 p.m., July 11. This year’s tour focuses on blueberries and blackberries being grown locally.
Beginning at the first tour stop, participants will caravan in their vehicles to the stops.
The tour begins at the Southwest Research Center, 14548 Hwy. H, Mount Vernon, where new technology is on display for blackberry production.
Patrick Byers, horticulture specialist with University of Missouri Extension, will explain his research with these new growing structures. “The new growing structures would improve berry quality and keep maintenance levels in check,” said Byers.
The second stop is the Weaver Family Farm, 5397 Lawrence 2130, Stotts City. This family-run business has blueberries and other crops. Jonas Weaver will be on hand to tell about his family’s berry production and answer questions.
The final stop is at
. Bring a bucket and pick your own blackberries (no charge as part of this tour). Patty Osterloh will explain the operation.
For more information, contact the Lawrence County Extension office at 417-466-3102 or the Jasper County Extension Office at 417-358-2158.