Sherrie Smith
Instructor - Plant Pathology
UofA Division of Agriculture Research & Extension

Smith, S.*1, , Sanders, S2,
1 Instructor - Plant Pathology, UofA Division of Agriculture Research & Extension, Fayetteville, AR, 72704
2 Ag agent, UofA Division of Agriculture Research & Extension, Searcy, AR, 72143

There has been an increased interest in both commercial small fruit production and homeowner fruit production nationwide as well as across Arkansas.  MP467, Arkansas Small Fruit Management Schedule, is designed as a production guide for growers whose crops may include grapes, strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries/raspberries. This publication is a yearly schedule based on growth stage.  Each growth stage has a list of recommended disease, weed, and insect control, as well as applicable fertilization, pruning, and planting recommendations.  There are commercial as well as homeowner sections.  MP467 is updated and printed yearly.  It is available online or as hard copy for all interested parties and has been a valuable tool for county ag agents and small fruit growers.  The publication reached 4.3k interested parties through our Extension Facebook page  last year.  It was shared on Sanders’ Facebook page  several times last year and reached a total of 15231 indirect and 8234 direct contacts.  Additionally, it had 865 digital downloads from our publications website .  Three hundred hard copies were distributed to county offices to be used as a reference by county agricultural agents.