Growing and Pruning Blueberries: A Workshop for Growers and Gardeners

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Join Harnett County Cooperative Extension and NCSU Extension Specialist Dr. Bill Cline for an introductory workshop on blueberry production and pruning on Saturday, February 11th, 2017 from 10:00-1:00 p.m. at the Harnett County Agricultural Center (126 Alexander Dr., Lillington).Topics include cultivar selection, budgeting, site establishment (soil conditions and planting), fertilization, irrigation, pruning, harvesting, and resources for pest control. Workshop includes a lecture followed by a pruning demonstration at a local blueberry 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, but pre-registration is required, and space is limited. Register at or by contacting Matt Jones at 910-893-7530. Dress for probable cold weather for the outdoor pruning demonstration. For accommodations for persons with disabilities, contact Matt Jones at 910-893-7530.

For more information on growing and pruning blueberries, visit the NC State Blueberry Portal at: