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Butterfly on blueberry

Tiger swallowtail nectaring on blueberry. Photo by Debbie Roos.

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center will offer two Blueberry Production Webinars as part of its Enhancing Sustainability Series on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, and Wednesday December 8, 2021 from 6–8 p.m.

November 17 Webinar: Blueberry Cultivars, Site Selection, and General Management

Bill Cline, Extension Plant Pathologist and Blueberry Specialist for NC State University will talk about blueberry cultivars, site selection, and management including planting, mulching, irrigation, fertilizing, pruning, and weed management.

December 8 Webinar: Blueberry Pests & Diseases

Bill Cline, Extension Plant Pathologist and Blueberry Specialist for NC State University, will talk about blueberry diseases and how to manage them.

Debbie Roos, Sustainable Agriculture Agent for the Chatham County Center of N.C. Cooperative Extension, will talk about blueberry insect pests and how to manage them.

These webinars are free to the public but pre-registration is required.

Register for the November 17 webinar

Register for the December 8 webinar

You must register for each webinar separately! The deadline to register is the day before the event (the webinar may reach capacity before then).

Speaker Bios:

Bill Cline is an extension specialist and researcher on diseases of small fruit crops in the Entomology and Plant Pathology Department at North Carolina State University. Bill also serves as the blueberry extension horticulturist for North Carolina. His office is located at the Horticultural Crops Research Station in Castle Hayne, NC. Bill has been with the university for 38 years and has served in various roles relating to small fruit crops. He currently serves as a senior editor and board member for the Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium and on the Good Practices Committee of the US Highbush Blueberry Council.

Since 1999 Debbie Roos has been an Agriculture Agent for the Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension where she is responsible for programming in the areas of commercial vegetable production, organic production, pollinator conservation, alternative agricultural enterprises, forestry, and beekeeping. Debbie worked for three years as an agroforestry Extension agent and technical trainer for the Peace Corps in Senegal, West Africa, and later completed graduate degrees in applied anthropology and horticulture at the University of Florida. Debbie delivers educational programming to growers through regular workshops and her award-winning Growing Small Farms website.

Blueberry bloom

Blueberry blooms. Photo by Debbie Roos.

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