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Grove Management Important for Native Pecan Production

Posted Apr. 16, 2018

ARDMORE, Okla. —Pecan production provides potential income to landowners in Oklahoma and Texas. Native pecan groves are found along rivers, streams and creeks in both states. However, almost every native pecan grove is crowded with too many trees.

To provide landowners with updated information on native pecan grove management, the Noble Research Institute will host a Managing Your Native Pecan Grove Effectively seminar from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, May 7, at the Noble Research Institute Pavilion.

Noble Research Institute consultants and researchers will provide pecan producers who are working to improve their established native pecan groves with the information and tools needed to effectively manage the groves.

"Native pecan thinning is a continuous process to maximize grove production," said Charles Rohla, Ph.D., Noble Research Institute pecan and specialty agriculture systems manager. "Successful pecan management requires a broad base of knowledge."

Agricultural producers who want to balance pecan and livestock production will have the opportunity to gain information needed to manage both as one system. Management methods will focus on land stewardship, increased productivity and economic efficiency.

This workshop is open to the public, but preregistration is requested. For more information or to register, please visit www.noble.org/events or call 580-223-5810.

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native pecan groveThe Noble Research Institute will host a native pecan grove management seminar to assist landowners with advanced management techniques in pecan production.

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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