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Pecan Field Day Set for October 1 in Monticello


Pecans. Photo Credit: Dr. Peter Andersen, University of Florida/IFAS

The annual Florida Pecan Field Day will be held on Thursday, October 1 at the Jefferson County Extension Office in Monticello.  All pecan growers are invited to attend.

Commercial pecan production is greatly affected by markets, pests, competition, and the weather.  There likely will be plenty of conversation about the weather, but our presentations will focus on things we are more likely to be able to change – markets and pest management.

Fred Beshears, past president of the Florida Pecan Growers’ Association, will update us on the Federal Marketing Order for Pecans, Pete Andersen and Russ Mizell will provide updates on University of Florida work, and Pat Conner and Lenny Wells will bring new information from the University of Georgia.  The event will begin at 8:30 EDT.  Lunch will be provided by area agricultural vendors and the Florida Pecan Growers’ Association will meet afterwards.

Attendance is free, but please preregister so you can be assured of a seat, hand outs, and lunch.  To register, or request additional information, contact Jed Dillard, dillardjed@ufl.edu or 850-342-0187.



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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