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Blueberry Production and Pruning Workshop

Blueberry Production Class

Blueberry Production Class

Date: Saturday, February 8, 2014

Time: 9:00 a.m. until finished ~ 12:00 p.m.

Where: Meet at the Johnston County Agriculture Building, 2736 NC Highway 210, Smithfield, NC 27577

(If using Google for directions, search for Johnston County Soil and Water)

Cost: FREE

Important: A portion of this class will be outside. Dress appropriately for the weather forecast.

Bill Cline pruning blueberry plant

Removing canes from a blueberry plant.

What to Expect: Dr. Bill Cline, Blueberry Pathology Specialist at NC State University, will give a short presentation on blueberry production in Eastern NC, including best varieties for our area, site selection and preparation, and pruning.

After the presentaion we will drive about a mile to a blueberry field where Dr. Cline will show us how to properly prune blueberry bushes. Directions to the field will be provided at the class.

To register for this event contact Johnston County Cooperative Extension by phone (919) 989-5380 or by email Let us know the names of those who will be attending and a way to contact them should we need to reschedule or cancel the event.

For information on other events with Johnston County Cooperative Extension visit our EVENTS page.