September 4, 2018
So You Want to Grow Series: Pecans
Noble Research Institute
2510 Sam Noble Parkway
Ardmore, OK 73401
6:30 pm - 8 pm
There is no fee for this event.
Fueled by an ever-increasing demand for pecans, the original “supernut,” prices received by growers for improved cultivars and native pecans have increased over the past few years and continue to remain strong. Pecan culture presents unique management challenges due to factors including tree size, nutrient and water requirements, and the need for specialized equipment.
This course provides an overview of the various practices required for successful pecan production including:
- Site preparation.
- Variety selection.
- Crop establishment.
- Soil health/plant nutrient management.
- Crop load management.
- Irrigation basics.
- Weed control.
- Insect/disease management basics.
- Harvest and food safety.
At the end of the program, you will have a basic understanding of the various practices utilized in producing pecans.
So You Want to Grow Series Overview
The practices used in the production of specialty crops are similar in some ways; however, many are unique to the specific crop. This series will introduce prospective growers to the specific practices required to produce three types of specialty crops: pecans, vegetables and fruits.
This three-part series builds on information presented in the course “Is Specialty Crop Production for You?” The series is designed to help you achieve success through learning how to systematically approach specialty crop production.