Blueberry & Grape Production & Pruning Introductory Workshop

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Join N.C. Cooperative Extension of Johnston County and NC State Extension Specialist Dr. Bill Cline for an introductory workshop on blueberry and grape production and pruning on Saturday, February 8, 2020, from 1:30–5 p.m. at the Johnston County Agricultural Center (2736 NC 210 Hwy., Smithfield 27577). Topics include cultivar selection, budgeting, site establishment (soil conditions and planting), fertilization, irrigation, pruning, harvesting, and resources for pest control. The workshop includes a lecture followed by a pruning demonstration at a local farm. The program is aimed at farmers considering establishing “pick-your-own” operations as well as home gardeners.

There is no cost to attend the workshop.

Dress for probable cold weather for the outdoor pruning demonstration.

For accommodations for persons with disabilities,

contact Marshall Warren at 919-989-5380.

For more information on growing and pruning blueberries, visit the NC State University Blueberry portal.                          

cluster of ripe blueberries ready to be picked off plant
ripe muscadine grapes on the vine