1. Events

February 12, 2019

Pruning Pecan Trees for Improved Production

Location

Basil Savage's Orchard
21955 Savage Road
Madill, OK 73446
(Directions from Interstate 35: Exit onto Highway 70 East for 15.8 miles, turn right (south) onto Bethel Road for 2.3 miles, turn right (west) onto Savage Road for 1.4 miles. Meet at the store.)

Time

1 pm - 4 pm

Registration Fee

There is no fee for this event.

Level 2: Building

 

General Overview

Proper pruning and maintenance will ensure ease of operation and longevity of tree life. This field day will provide a demonstration of the different techniques used in pruning pecan trees. You will learn how to properly prune both young and producing pecan trees through in-field demonstration.

What You Will Learn:
  • Proper techniques for removing limbs
  • Proper tree maintenance
  • Influence of pruning on pest management
  • Pros and cons of wisping, hedging and thinning pecan trees
How You Will Learn:
  • In-field discussion
  • Q&A
Who Should Attend:
  • Pecan producers interested in learning proper pruning techniques
What You Should Bring:
  • Weather-appropriate outdoor attire
Related Courses:
  • Orchard Floor Management
  • Pecan Pest Management
  • Fruit Thinning
Related Resources:
Collaborators:
  • Basil Savage