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TriState conference set for Vicksburg

Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi pecan grower associations are preparing to host the TriState Pecan Convention, June 20-21, at the Vicksburg Convention Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi. This year’s event will kick off with an orchard tour on Thursday morning. Mississippi Pecan Growers Association President Joe Buzhardt is planning the orchard program which will be followed by...

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OPGA planning annual meet in Ardmore

This year’s Oklahoma Pecan Growers Association Annual Convention will be held in Ardmore at the Ardmore Convention Center on June 27-29. The educational program has been structured to brief growers on pecan production and current issues facing the pecan industry. Dan Zedan will be speaking on the market crash of 2012, and George Ray McEachern...

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Producers have plenty of insecticide choices

During all of my years with Extension, one of the more frequent questions I receive from producers, regardless of the pest problem is: “what can I spray with?” It wasn’t long ago that the list of insecticides labeled for pecan was not all that long. I remember when we could list all the labeled commercial...

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TPGA to raffle Polaris Ranger

The Texas Pecan Growers Association will again raffle a Polaris Ranger 500 at the upcoming annual TPGA Conference and Trade Show in July. Raffle tickets are $100 each and only 200 tickets will be sold. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the raffle will support pecan research, Extension and promotional projects. The TPGA event...

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Let’s get to work!

The 2012 crop finished in a mess and we know the 2013 crop is going to be light – but we have to get to work, whether we like it or not. We must remember our main goal in pecan orchard management is keeping the trees healthy. We should have our first Roundup treatment behind...

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Despite bad weather, a good crowd turned out in North Carolina.

Enthusiastic crowd turns out for NC workshop

The members of the North Carolina Pecan Growers Association conducted their 19th Annual Educational Workshop and largest one to date on Feb. 16, 2013.  The event was held on the grounds of the Lu Mil Vineyard, in Dublin, North Carolina. This county winery provided a warm and inviting setting from the chilly February weather.  An...

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NASS suspends pecan estimates due to sequestration

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service announced on March 12 that it is suspending a number of statistical surveys and reports for the remainder of the fiscal year due to reduced funding caused by sequestration. Before deciding upon the program suspensions, NASS reviewed its survey programs against mission- and user-based criteria as well as the amount...

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