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Florida Pecan Field Day – Thursday September 5th

Florida Pecan Field Day and Florida Pecan Growers’ Association Annual Meeting

Jefferson County Extension Office 2729 West Washington Street

Monticello, Florida 8:30 AM, EDT

Thursday September 5th

cleanpecanHarvest 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 County Extension Agent
  • 9:10-9:45    “Florida Water Policy and Its Impending Effects on Pecan Production”  ……. Carlos Herd, Director Division of Water Supply, Suwannee River Water Management District
  • 9:45-10:15   “Management strategies and tactics for suppression of pecan arthropod pests: chemicals, trap crops and everything in between.”  
  • Dr. Russ Mizell, University of Florida Entomologist, Quincy  
  • 10:05-10:35     “Controlling scab and other pecan diseases”        Dr. Tim Brenneman  University of Georgia Department of Plant Pathology      
  • 10:35-10:55 Break
  • 10:55-11:25 “Tree Spacing, Alternate Tree Pruning and Removal, and Tree Transplanting”. Dr. Lenny Wells, UGA Extension Pecan Specialist, Tifton
  • 11:25- Noon “Direct Marketing of Pecans – What do I need to Know?”…………..Elena Toro, Suwannee County Extension Agent
  • Noon…………… Sponsored Lunch
  • 1PM Annual Meeting Florida Pecan Growers’ Association
  • 1:15 Tour (Tentative)
  • CEU’s are pending approval

Author: Matthew Orwat – mjorwat@ufl.edu

Matthew J. Orwat started his career with UF / IFAS in 2011 and is the Horticulture Extension Agent for Washington County Florida. His goal is to provide educational programming to meet the diverse needs of and provide solutions for homeowners and small farmers with ornamental, turf, fruit and vegetable gardening objectives. Please feel free to contact him with any questions you may have.

Matthew Orwat

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