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Pecan Field Day – November 16 – Monticello

Pecan Field Day – November 16 – Monticello

The Florida Pecan Field Day has been rescheduled. Producers will meet in Monticello on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the Jefferson County Extension Office 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 year’s event features guest speakers from the University of Florida and the University of Georgia.

This is free event for Florida Pecan Growers’ Association members, and $ 10 for non-members. You will be able to become a member during the event registration. We do ask that you call the Jackson County Extension Office to RSVP at 850-482-9620 or email Sabrina Farr at s.farr@ufl.edu, so we know how many to expect for lunch.

Event Flyer:  Pecan Field Day Flyer 2017

Pecan tree grove in North Florida. UF/IFAS Photo: Thomas Wright.

Schedule (Eastern Time)

9:00 – Registration Opens

9:15 – Welcome – Matt Lollar, UF/IFAS Extension, Jackson County

9:20 – Tree Spacing & Orchard Layout – Matt Lollar, UF/IFAS Extension, Jackson County

9:50 – Stink Bug Management – Russ Mizell, UF/IFAS Entomologist

10:20 – Pecan Scab – We’re winning the battle, but will we win the war? – Tim Brenneman, UGA Plant Pathology

10:50 – New Pecan Cultivars – Patrick Conner, UGA Plant Breeding

11:20 – Pecan Production Economic Update Greg Fonsah, UGA Ag Economics

11:50 – Travel to Simpson Nurseries – 52 Nacoosa Rd, Monticello, FL

12:10 – Tour of Simpson Nurseries & Lunch (Included with registration or membership.)

1:00 – Annual Meeting, Florida Pecan Growers’ Association  

Pesticide Applicator CEUs will be available for field day participants.

PG

Author: Matt Lollar – mlollar@ufl.edu

Matt Lollar is the Jackson County Horticulture Agent. He has 5 years of experience with University of Florida/IFAS Extension and he began his career in Sanford, FL as the Seminole County Horticulture Agent. Matt is originally from Belle Fontaine, AL. He earned his MS and BS degrees in Horticulture Production from Auburn University.

Matt Lollar

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