Central Texas Pecan Field Day to be held April 19 in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN — Whether you have one pecan tree in the backyard or 1,000 trees, you will benefit from  the Central Texas Pecan Field Day to be held April 19 at Georgetown Pecan Co., 1300 County Road 150 in  Georgetown, said program coordinators.

Pecan production will be the focus of a Jan. 21 program presented by the Texas A&M AgrLife Extension Service for Bexar County. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service phot)

Pecan production will be the focus of a April 19 program in Georgetown. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)

The day-long program begins with registration at 8 a.m. and includes speakers, lunch, a grafting workshop and vendors. The fee is $20 per person and the deadline to preregister is 5 p.m. April 16. Preregistration is required to ensure each participant a lunch. The registration fee is to be paid at the AgriLife Extension office for Williamson County. 3151 S.E. Inner Loop, Suite A, Georgetown.

Field day speakers and topics include:

– Bill Ree, statewide pecan integrated pest management specialist, Bryan. Managing pests in an economically effective and less environmentally disruptive manner.

– Monte Nesbitt, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service pecan/fruit/citrus specialist, College Station. Orchard management issues including varieties, water quality, irrigation and fertilization.

– Dr. Marco Palma, AgriLife Extension economist, College Station. Horticultural marketing and program development for industry audiences.

After lunch, attendees will tour the Perz orchard. The final field day activity will be a grafting workshop  presented by a local pecan grower.

Two Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will be available  for licensed pesticide applicators — one integrated pest management and one general.

For more information contact Fred Hall, AgriLife Extension agent for Williamson County at the AgriLife Extension office at 512-943-3300 or fmhall@ag.tamu.edu .

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