Clay County Pecan Field Day set May 2

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu
Contact: Bill Holcombe, 940-538-5042, wcholcombe@ag.tamu.edu

CHARLIE – The Clay County Pecan Field Day, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Clay County, is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. May 2 at the Montz Pecan Company, 867 Old T-Bone Road, Charlie. Charlie is located about 19 miles 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.

This year Jake Montz, owner of Montz Pecan Company, will be conducting an orchard tour where they talk about their management strategies.

Other speakers are Bill Ree, AgriLife Extension state pecan integrated pest management specialist in Bryan, who will provide a pecan pest management update, and Dr. Charlie Graham, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation senior pecan specialist in Ardmore, Oklahoma, who will discuss how to get the most and best quality pecans from your orchard.

Topics to be discussed include pecan pest management and best management practices for quantity and nut quality.

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

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