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Clarksville fruit station to host March 6 pruning workshop for fruit, pecan growers


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Workshop set for March 6 at Fruit Research Station near Clarksville
Workshop will cover berries, muscadines, peaches, pecans
Registration required, the deadline is March 1
Cost to register is $20

CLARKSVILLE — 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.
For more info contact Meredith Crawford at mcrawford@uada.edu or (479) 754-2406. Participants may register online.
Division of Agriculture experts will be demonstrating the proper techniques for pruning fruit and pecan trees and grape vines during a March 6, 2024, workshop. (U of A System Divison of Agriculture file photo)
“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.