Small Fruit Production Workshop

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blueberries at the marketCraig Mauney, Area Specialized Agent–Small Fruits & Vegetables, will be conducting the Small Fruit Production Workshop, Thursday, February 13, 2020, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., at Perry’s Berry’s 1136 Browning View Road, Morganton.

The workshop is aimed at training new growers and market gardeners who are considering establishing a direct market channel for growing small fruit on the farm such as a “pick-your-own” operation, on-farm sales as well as other direct market channels such as the tailgate market. The group will discuss strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries for the region. Specific topics include cultivar selection, 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 Perry’s Berry’s Farm. Workshop will include lecture at the Farm, a tour of the blueberry bushes, and a pruning demonstration of blueberry plants.

Cost:  Free

Registration

Workshop Contacts:  For more information or to register by phone, contact
Craig Mauney
Office phone: 828-684-3562, Extension 129
Cell: 828-989-7900 or Donna Teasley
828-764-9480

blackberries at the market