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Jan. 24, 2020

Fruit pruning workshop set for Feb. 27 in Clarksville

By Abbi Ross
U of A System Division of Agriculture
@AgNews479

Fast Facts:

  • Fruit pruning workshop set for Feb. 27 in Clarksville.
  • Hands-on pruning demonstrations for blueberries, blackberries, grapes, peaches and pecans.
  • Email Katie Hanshaw at khanshaw@uark.edu or call 479-754-2406 to pre-register.

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Growers can sharpen their pruning skills during a hands-on workshop Feb. 27 at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Fruit Research Station in Clarksville.

WORKSHOP — Extension horticulture specialist Amanda McWhirt will be among the Division of Agriculture experts leading a fruit pruning workshop Feb. 27 at the Fruit Research Station. (U of A System Division of Agriculture photo by Fred Miller)

Participants will learn and practice research-based methods for pruning blueberries, blackberries, grapes, peaches, and pecans.

The workshop will be held from 1-4 p.m. Pre-registration is required and the cost is $10, cash only, collected on the day of the workshop. University employees and students may attend at no cost.

“A new thing that we are doing is we are going to showcase all of our farm equipment,” said Jackie Lee, resident director of the Fruit Research Station.

The station’s farm foreman and IPM technician will talk about the sprayers and equipment used around the farm, Lee said.

Pecans are also new to the workshop, Lee said.

For more information about the workshop, visit the website: http://bit.ly/PruningWebsite.

To pre-register, contact Katie Hanshaw at Khanshaw@uark.edu or call 479-754-2406 to pre-register, or for further information.

The station is located at 1749 State Hwy 818, in Clarksville.

For more information about horticulture and fruit production, contact your county extension office or visit www.uaex.edu.

To learn more about Division of Agriculture fruit research, visit the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station website: https://aaes.uark.edu. Follow us on Twitter at @ArkAgResearch and Instagram at ArkAgResearch.

To learn about extension programs in Arkansas, contact your local Cooperative Extension Service agent or visit www.uaex.edu. Follow us on Twitter at @UAEX_edu.

 

About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact Katie Hanshaw, khanshaw@uark.edu, as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.

Media Contact: Fred Miller
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station
(479) 575-5647
fmiller@uark.edu

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