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Annual Pecan Field Day – September 5th in Monticello, FL

Annual Pecan Field Day – September 5th in Monticello, FL

Fungus free pecans have been a rare site this summer.

Fungus free pecans have been a rare sight this summer.

Florida Pecan Field Day

& Florida Pecan Growers’ Association Annual Meeting

September 5, 2013

Jefferson County Extension Office 2729 West Washington Street

Harvest time is coming for Florida pecan growers. Demand is up, irrigation needs are down, and fungus pressure has been a serious problem over the entire Southeast.

Producers will meet in Monticello on Thursday, September 5 for the annual field day and Pecan Growers’ Association meeting. If you’re a pecan grower, or just considering it, the morning’s topics and speakers will be a great opportunity to learn more about the pecan business.

The agenda is below. For more information, contact Jed Dillard at 850-342-0187 or dillardjed@ufl.edu. Please make a lunch reservation by noon Tuesday, September 3.


8:30 Registration

9:00 Welcome —– Mark Brown, President Florida Pecan Growers Association and Jed Dillard, Jefferson Co. Extension Agent

9:10-9:45Florida Water Policy and Its Impending Effects on Pecan Production”—– Carlos Herd, Director Division of Water Supply, Suwannee River Water Management District

9:45-10:15Management strategies and tactics for suppression of pecan arthropod pests: chemicals, trap crops and everything in between.”—– Dr. Russ Mizell, University of Florida Entomologist, Quincy

10:05-10:35Controlling scab and other pecan diseases”—– Dr. Tim Brenneman UGA Department of Plant Pathology

10:35-10:55 Break

10:55-11:25Tree Spacing, Alternate Tree Pruning and Removal, and Tree Transplanting”—– Dr. Lenny Wells, UGA Extension Pecan Specialist, Tifton

11:25- 12:00Direct Marketing of Pecans – What do I Need to Know? —– Elena Toro, Suwannee County Extension Agent

12:00 Sponsored Lunch

1:00 Annual Meeting of the Florida Pecan Growers’ Association

1:15 Tour (Tentative)

CEU’s applied for and still pending approval.




Author: Jed Dillard – dillardjed@ufl.edu

Jefferson County Livestock and Natural Resources Agent with a commercial cow/calf background. My degree is in animal breeding, but I do more work wth forage systems. Long time clover/legume booster for both livestock and wildlife

Jed Dillard

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