By Mary Hightower
U of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture
The art of pruning — knowing what and how to cut — is a key component to growing healthy, productive fruits, nuts and berries.
Horticulture experts with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will be demonstrating proper pruning techniques on March 6 during a half-day workshop at the Fruit Research Station, 1749 State Highway 818, near Clarksville. The workshop runs from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Cost to attend is $20 and registration deadline is March 1.
“Nutrients and protection from pests are only part of the equation for growing healthy and productive specialty crops,” said Jackie Lee, resident director of the Fruit Research Station, part of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station. “Our hands-on workshop is for fruit and pecan growers who want to sharpen their pruning skills for better plant growth and yields.”
The workshop will demonstrate pruning techniques for peaches, blackberries, muscadines/grapes, blueberries and pecans.
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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 (479) 754-2406 as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.