Fruit Workshop I: Pests & Diseases of Small Fruit

This workshop will be a review of the common and important pests and diseases of grapes, strawberries, brambles, blueberries, currants and gooseberries. Information will include identification based on symptoms and signs, biology and management practices. The target audience is farmers but all are welcome.


Mary Concklin, Associate Extension Educator, Fruit IPM

Joan Allen, Assistant Extension Educator, Plant Diagnostician


Thursday, Feb. 16, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm           &      Thursday, Feb. 23, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Litchfield County Extension Center                         Middlesex County Extension Center

Torrington, CT                                                                         Haddam, CT

Snow date: Friday, Feb. 17                                                Snow date: Friday, Mar. 3


Thursday, March 9, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Windham County Extension Center

Brooklyn, CT

Please check this website for postponement of workshops due to weather conditions.



8:30 – 9:00      Registration. Refreshments available.

9:00 – 9:40      Grape pests and diseases (Mary Concklin)

9:40- 10:20      Strawberry pests and diseases (Joan Allen)

10:20 – 11:00   Bramble pests and diseases (Mary Concklin)

11:00 – 11:20  Break. Refreshments available.

11:20 – 12:00  Blueberry pests and diseases (Joan Allen)

12:00 – 12:30  Currant and Gooseberry pests and diseases (Mary Concklin)

Click here for a printable copy of the agenda.


Registration: Early registration $10.00 by Feb. 9 for Torrington, by Feb. 16 for Haddam, and by March 2 for Windham.

$20.00 after that or at the door.

Online registration: Click here 

Mail-in: print registration form and mail with your check payable to University of Connecticut to: Joan Allen, UConn Plant Diagnostic Lab, 1380 Storrs Rd., Unit 4115, Storrs, CT 06269

Pesticide credits applied for.