1. Events

September 17, 2019

Demonstrating Pecan Orchard Floor Management

Location

Noble Research Institute McMillan Farm
14797 McMillan Road
Madill, OK 73446

Time

1 pm - 4 pm

Registration Fee

There is no registration fee for this event. Registration closes five business days before the event.

Level 2: Building

 

General Overview

Before harvesting a pecan crop, it is essential that you properly prepare the orchard floor to maximize harvest efficiency. Common equipment used to accomplish this job include limb rakes, land levelers, mowers and blowers. During this field day, you’ll see proper use and maintenance of this equipment demonstrated. Your choice of cover crop plants and cover crop management system can also have a positive or negative impact on your harvest efficiency. The pros and cons of each system will be discussed.

What You Will Learn:
  • Demonstration of orchard floor preparation equipment
  • Different cover crop management systems
  • Demonstration of cover crops varieties and their characteristics
How You Will Learn:
  • In-field discussion
  • Q&A
  • Hands-on demonstration (weather permitting)
Who Should Attend:
  • Pecan growers with established orchards
What You Should Bring:
  • Weather-appropriate outdoor attire
Related Courses:
  • Demonstrating Pecan Harvest
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