April 4, 2019
Demonstrating Pecan Orchard Floor Management
Noble Research Institute, Entry 5
2510 Sam Noble Parkway
Ardmore, OK 73401
McMillan Road Farm
14797 McMillan Rd.
Madill, OK 73446
9 am - 4 pm
$25 registration fee, includes lunch. Registration closes five days before the event.
Level 2: Building
Traditionally, pecan growers have used a grass drive row and an herbicide-treated band in the tree row for weed control (weed-free strip). However, orchard floor vegetative ground cover can be managed by mechanical, biological, cultural and chemical methods.
Weed management is one of the most important areas of orchard floor management, as weeds compete with the trees for water and nutrients, inhibit adequate irrigation, and provide habitat for vertebrate pests. Join us in the field to see demonstrations on how to manage your pecan orchard floor.
What You Will Learn:
- The differences between orchard types
- The effectiveness and duration of different classes of herbicides
- How to set up and calibrate spray equipment
- How to properly apply chemicals
- What chemicals are available for use in pecan orchards
- Available methods to control weeds in pecan orchards (mechanical, biological, cultural, chemical)
How You Will Learn:
- Classroom Discussion
- In-field Discussion
Who Should Attend:
- Pecan growers wanting to improve tree growth and production
What You Should Bring:
- Weather appropriate attire
- Controlling Pests in Pecan Orchards
- Demonstrating Pecan Orchard Floor Management (Fall)
- Understanding Irrigation Systems and Technology for Pecans
- Managing Crop Load for Improved Production