Pecan clinic set Nov. 7 in Wichita Falls

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu
Contact: David Graf, 940-716-8610, cdgraf@ag.tamu.edu

WICHITA FALLS – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host the Rolling Plains Pecan Clinic Nov. 7 at the Riverbend Nature Center, 2200 3rd St. in Wichita Falls.

“Pecan trees are one of the primary trees in this region, and we receive a lot of questions about them,” said David Graf, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent in Wichita County.

“The Wichita County Extension Horticulture Committee felt now was a great time to provide information that will improve tree health,” Graf said. “It will also provide recommendations on starting new trees.”

The event will begin with a 5 p.m. registration followed by the program from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Registration is $15 and light snacks will be provided.

The program will include the following topics and speakers:

– Tips for Healthier Pecan Trees, Tim Hunter, Master Gardener and former coordinator of the Texas A&M Research Station’s pecan production center at Iowa Park.

– Pecan Insects – ID, Damage and Management for the Homeowner, Bill Ree, AgriLife Extension pecan specialist-integrated pest management, College Station.

– Starting Pecans Properly, Hunter.

– Understanding Pesticides for the Homeowner, Ree.

– Pecan Question/Answer session.

Those planning to attend should RSVP before Nov. 4 to wichita-tx@tamu.edu or by calling the AgriLife Extension-Wichita County office, 940-716-8610.

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