All About Berries Series in Macoupin County

Carlinville, Ill. – To help the public learn more about growing berries in their own backyards, University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator, Andrew Holsinger will host two-part series designed to give the basics of berry crop production.

This two-part series will be held at the Macoupin County Extension office (#60 Carlinville Plaza in Carlinville) on January 23 and 30 from 10-11:00 a.m. Cost is $10. Advance registration is required by January 16 by visiting or calling 217.854.9604. Please contact Andrew Holsinger at 217.532.3941 or for more information.

The two sessions will include:

January 23 – The Basics of Berries: This workshop will look at the cultural requirements required for establishing berries. Learn about site selection, cultivar selection, planting, and maintenance.

January 30 – Small Fruit Pest Management: This presentation will cover pests and diseases that are commonly encountered in berry plants and how to identify and manage them.


University of Illinois Extension provides practical education that helps people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. For more information visit the Unit 18 website at or contact your local Extension office.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact 217-532-3941. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.