Pruning Demonstration Workshop

Hosted by U of A Fruit Research Station

 

Fast Facts

  • When: 12:45pm~4:00pm – Feb. 27th in Clarksville AR
  • Where: 1749 State Hwy 818, Clarksville, AR 72830
  • Cost: $10 (Cash Only. University employees and students are free.)

Thursday, Feb 27th the U of A Fruit Research Station in Clarksville will be hosting a pruning workshop.  In this workshop, you will learn about the principles of pruning with hands-on demonstrations in blueberries, blackberries, grapes, peaches, and pecans.  Registration will begin at 12:45 p.m. with the workshop starting at 1:15 p.m. and ending at 4:00 p.m.

Pre-registration is required. Please email Katie Hanshaw at  Khanshaw@uark.edu or call 479-754-2406 to pre-register, or for further information. There will be a $10.00 charge collected on the day of the event for the workshop. Cash only. (University employees and students are free)

 

Agenda

Inside

12:45pm – 1:15pm • Registration – Katie

1:15pm – 1:30pm • Welcome – Jackie

1:30pm – 2pm • Pruning basics (pruning cuts, timing, tools, safety) – Amanda

2:00pm – 2:15pm • Bathroom break / Travel into field

 

Field portion

(Three 30 minute concurrent sessions, allow 5 minutes for travel between sessions). Groups will rotate and choose which three subjects they want to see)

2:15pm – 2:45pm Session1

2:45pm – 3:15pm Session 2

3:15pm – 3:45pm Session 3

 

Session Subjects / Presenters

(You will present the same material 3 times total, 25 minutes each)

Blackberries: Taunya/Amanda

Pecans: Jackie/Mike

Blueberries: Blair/Ryan

Peaches: James/Mary

Grapes and Muscadines: Scott/David

Spray Equipment/Farm equipment: Jeff/Dwain (This can be set up out front)

To learn about the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, contact your local Cooperative Extension Service agent or visit https://aaes.uark.edu/. Follow the Cooperative Extension Service 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 offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.