Growing and Pruning Blueberries: A Workshop for Growers and Gardeners
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 pm 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 go.ncsu.edu/harnettblueberry2017 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: https://blueberries.ces.ncsu.edu/