Andrews County Pecan Field Day and Short Course set April 30

Writer: Susan Himes, 325-657-7315, Susan.Himes@ag.tamu.edu

Contact: Robert Dolson, 432‐524‐1421, Robert.Dolson@ag.tamu.edu

The pecan is the only large-scale commercially grown nut in Texas. (photo courtesy AgriLife Extension, Andrews County)

ANDREWS — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is holding a Pecan Field Day and Short Course on April 30.  

The cost is $15, and three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units are available for private pesticide applicator license holders – one in integrated pest management and two general.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. at the AgriLife Extension office for Andrews County at 851 E. Broadway St., Andrews. Registration at the door begins at 8:30 a.m., but RSVPs are requested by April 25 to 432‐524‐1421. Lunch, refreshments and handout materials will be provided.

“This is a great opportunity for anyone statewide who grows pecans,” said Robert “R.D.” Dolson, AgriLife Extension agent, Andrews County. “In addition to networking with other producers, we’ll have experts discussing the latest industry news pertinent to pecans.”

The morning session will feature speakers Bill Ree, AgriLife Extension statewide pecan IPM programming specialist,  and Bob Whitney, executive director of the Texas Pecan Board. Topics of discussion will include entomology, disease, irrigation and fertilizer.

Following lunch, participants are invited to go on a field trip to tour local pecan orchards in Andrews and discuss pecan production.   

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