Pecan field day set for May 4 in Charlie

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608,
Contact: Bill Holcombe, 940-538-5042,

CHARLIE – The Clay County Pecan Field Day is scheduled for 5 p.m., May 4 at the Montz Pecan Company, 867 Old T Bone Road, Charlie. Charlie is located northeast of Wichita Falls in Clay County.

There will be a $10 registration fee for anyone wanting two Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education credits – one integrated pest management and one general. It will be free for those not needing the CEUs.

“We had a very successful program last year and look forward to growing and improving this event,” said Bill Holcombe, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent in Clay County.

Invited speakers include Dr. Monte Nesbitt, AgriLife Extension horticulturist in College Station; Bill Ree, AgriLife Extension state pecan integrated pest management specialist in Bryan; Dr. Charles Rohla, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation assistant professor in Ardmore, Oklahoma; as well as representatives from Helena Chemical Co.

Topics to be discussed include pecan casebearer and pecan leaf scorch, pecan planting and early management, and best management practices for good, quality pecans.

Helena Chemical and Quality Implements will sponsor a fish fry dinner for the event. Those planning to attend should RSVP by May 1 to or call 940-538-5042 for a meal headcount.

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