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On Tuesday, October 24th, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System will have a walking tour of fruit and vegetable production at Holmstead Farm in Clay County. This farm is located in Clay County, but it does have a Talladega address of 6582 County Road 7, Talladega, Alabama. Alabama Cooperative Extension Agents Chip East and Dani Carroll will be leading this tour. The topics discussed at this tour include planting, pruning, and proper management of crops such blueberries, muscadines, blackberries, peaches, apples, and strawberries along with vegetable crops. Please call the Clay County Extension office at 256-354-5976 by Friday, October 20th, to register. There is no registration fee, but it helps to know how many will be attending. This will be a very educational meeting for commercial producers as well as home fruit and vegetable growers. If you have any questions about this meeting, please call Chip East at the Clay County Extension office or Bobby Ray Holmes at 256-404-4316. Click here for the event flyer.
On Thursday, November 2nd, a fruit production class will be taught at Founders Station at 4902 Pike Road in Montgomery County. The topics discussed at this meeting include site selection, variety selection, proper planting, mulching, irrigation, pruning, fertilization, and pest management. Crops to be discussed are apples, pears, peaches, persimmons, blueberries, and blackberries. The fruit class will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will last until noon. There is no registration fee, but seating is limited and pre-registration is required. Please pre-register by calling the Montgomery County Extension Office at 334-270-4133 by Wednesday, November 1. If you have any questions about this meeting or to pre-register, please call the Montgomery County Extension Office.
Chip East, Regional Extension Agent
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