Upcoming Workshop Teaches Pecan Grafting Techniques
ARDMORE, Okla. — Grafting pecan tree seedlings produces new varieties with improved traits, but effective grafting requires proper technique and practice.
The Noble Research Institute will host a Pecan Grafting Workshop from 9 a.m. to noon, on Tuesday, April 24, at the Noble Research Institute Kruse Auditorium, to teach attendees the proper grafting technique.
"Due to the high demand for grafted trees at nurseries, producers may elect to plant seedlings or use native trees that are already on their property," said Charles Rohla, Ph.D., pecan and specialty agriculture systems manager. "By the end of this workshop, attendees will be able to effectively graft their own pecan trees."
This hands-on workshop will provide participants an opportunity to hone their grafting skills by working with experts to graft young pecan trees. There will also be time for individuals to interact with the Noble researchers and consultants for one-on-one questions.
This workshop is offered at no charge, but preregistration is required. For more information or to register, please visit www.noble.org/events or call 580-223-5810.
Charles Rohla, Ph.D., pecan and specialty agriculture systems manager, demonstrates proper grafting technique on a young pecan tree. Grafting pecan trees in the early growing stages imparts desirable traits to a tree such as uniformity, disease resistance and cold hardiness.
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.
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