SMITHFIELD, N.C. — Join Johnston County Cooperative Extension and NCSU Extension Specialist Dr. Bill Cline for an introductory workshop on blueberry and grape production and pruning on Saturday, February 17th, 2018 from 10:00-1:00 pm 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. 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, but pre-registration is required. Register at Registration or by contacting Johnston County Ag Center at 919-989-5380. 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 Blueberry Portal at: https://blueberries.ces.ncsu.edu/
Muscadine Grape Production: https://grapes.ces.ncsu.edu/muscadine_grape_production/
— Charlene Lassiter
Administrative Support Specialist
Johnston County, North Carolina
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