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Fruit growers from four states gather for pruning Clarksville workshop

Fast facts

  • Pruning workshop draws participants from four states
  • Fruit Research Station to host three more events in 2014

“We had attendees from Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and even one who flew in from North Carolina,” said Dan Chapman, director of the Fruit Research Station. “All fruit trees, vines and bushes need to be pruned annually, and now is the time to do it while they are dormant.”

The Feb. 20 workshop allowed participants to rotate through six stations, each specializing in a specific fruit: Chapman on peaches, Extension Fruit Specialist Elena Garcia on apples; Johnson County Extension Staff Chair Blair Griffin demonstrating on blueberries; David Gilmore, and Kay Buck, research technologist and research field technician both showing techniques for muscadines/grapes and Extension Program Associate Tauyna Ernst, who was demonstrating on blackberries.

The station will hosting three more events this year:

  • March 27 -- Organic strawberry workshop
  • June 12 -- Blackberry production field day
  • Sept. 12 -- Muscadine field day.

For more information on these events, contact the station at 479-754-2406.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

February 25, 2014

By the U of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture

Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Extension Communications Specialist
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126
mhightower@uaex.edu

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