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Upcoming Field Day: Pecan Crop Load Management

Posted Jul. 9, 2019

ARDMORE, Okla. — Noble Research Institute will host a Managing Crop Load for Improved Production field day from 9 a.m.-noon July 30 at the Noble Research Institute McMillan Farm.

Attendees will see the proper ways to determine crop load and how to take action using fruit thinning. Noble Research Institute pecan specialists will also discuss how to determine when the nuts are mature enough to properly thin the trees.

A demonstration of the proper equipment for fruit thinning will be given, if weather permits.

Pecan producers who have producing, improved-variety trees and are interested in improving their quality and return bloom are encouraged to attend.

This event is in the field, so weather-appropriate attire is encouraged.

There is no fee for this event, but participants must register online by July 23 to attend. For more information and to register, please visit www.noble.org/events.


Pecan tree shakerPecan tree shakers, like the one pictured, are important to the tree fruit thinning process.

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 Noble Research Institute to advance agriculture and land stewardship.

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