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Arkansas Blueberry School

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The following is a self guided video course on the basics of commercial blueberry production. The four classes cover the major management activities and crop developments that happen in each season of the year. Follow along to learn how to set up, manage and grow your blueberry operation. 

These recordings were made as a part of the Arkansas Blueberry school, a three part class held in Bentonville and Clarksville Arkansas in 2019. Funding was provided by the Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium. 

 

Spring 

1. Blueberry Cultivars for the Southeastern U.S. - Bill Cline, North Carolina State University 

  • Blueberry Cultivars for the Southeastern U.S.- PDF

  • Blueberry Cultivars for the Southeastern U.S.- Video Recording

2. Blueberry Site Preparation and Establishment - Bill Cline, North Carolina State University 

  • Blueberry Site Preparation and Establishment- PDF

  • Blueberry Site Preparation and Establishment- Video Recording 

 

Summer 

1. Back to Basics: Insect ID, Biology, and Management in Southeastern Blueberries- Dr. Hannah Burrack, North Carolina State University 

  • Back to Basics: Insect ID, Biology, and Management in Southeastern Blueberries-  PDF

  • Back to Basics: Insect ID, Biology, and Management in Southeastern Blueberries-  Video Recording

2. Blueberry Disease Management- Bill Cline, North Carolina State University 

 

Fall

1.  Blueberry Weed Control- Ryan Neal, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service 

2.  Blueberry Drip Irrigation- Ryan Neal, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service  

3. Blueberry Freeze Protection - Bill Cline, North Carolina State University 

 

Winter

1. Blueberry Pruning - Bill Cline, North Carolina State University 

2. Blueberry Economics: A Grower Perspective- Ryan Neal, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service 

  • Blueberry Economics: A Grower Perspective-  PDF

  • Blueberry Economics: A Grower Perspective- Video Recording

3. Economic Considerations for Blueberry Production in the Southeast

  • Economic Considerations for Blueberry Production in the Southeast- PDF
  • Economic Considerations for Blueberry Production in the Southeast- Video Recording

 

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