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Field Day Set to Show Pecan Harvesting in Action

Posted Sep. 27, 2018

ARDMORE, Okla. — The Noble Research Institute will host a Pecan Harvest Field Day from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Noble Research Institute Red River Farm.

During the field day, attendees will see specialists prepare the pecan orchard floor for harvest and observe pecan harvesting in action. Equipment demonstrations will highlight the different types of equipment needed for successful harvest, including tree shakers, limb rakes and harvesters.

“Successful pecan management requires a broad base of knowledge, and this field day show new and experience pecan growers the ins and outs of harvesting,” said Charles Rohla, Ph.D., pecan and specialty agriculture systems manager. “It’s also important to understand the many variables that impact the profitability and livelihood of pecan enterprises.”

Noble pecan specialists will discuss the process of cleaning and marketing pecans. A question-and-answer session will address questions related to harvesting, marketing and orchard management.

This workshop is open to the public at no charge, but preregistration is requested. For more information and to register, please visit www.noble.org/eventsor call 580-223-5810.

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Tractor being driven through a pecan groveThe Noble Research Institute will host a Pecan Harvest Field Day from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Noble Research Institute Red River Farm.

Noble Research Institute, LLC (www.noble.org) is an independent nonprofit agricultural research organization dedicated to delivering solutions to great agricultural challenges. Headquartered in Ardmore, Oklahoma, the Noble Research Institute conducts fundamental, translational and applied research; offers no-cost consultation and education to farmers, ranchers and land managers; operates seven research and demonstration farms; and educates students of all ages about science and agriculture. The Noble Research Institute was founded by Lloyd Noble, an Oklahoma oilman and philanthropist, in 1945 as The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation to advance agriculture and land stewardship.

For media inquiries concerning the Noble Research Institute, please contact:
J. Adam Calaway, Director of Communications and Public Relations
580-224-6209 | 580-224-6208 fax

Robyn Peterson, Public Relations Coordinator
580-224-6294

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