Florida Pecan Field Day and Florida Pecan Growers’ Association Annual Meeting

Jefferson County Extension Office 2729 West Washington Street

Monticello, Florida 8:30 AM, EDT

Thursday September 5th

cleanpecanHarvest time is coming for Florida pecan growers. Demand is up, irrigation needs are down, and fungus pressure has been a serious problem over the entire Southeast.

Producers will meet in Monticello on Thursday, September 5 for the annual field day and Pecan Growers’ Association meeting. If you’re a pecan grower, or just considering it, the morning’s topics and speakers will be a great opportunity to learn more about the pecan business.

The agenda is below. For more information, contact Jed Dillard at 850-342-0187 or dillardjed@ufl.edu. Please make a lunch reservation by noon Tuesday, September 3. 

  • 8:30 Registration
  • 9:00   Welcome……… Mark Brown, President Florida Pecan Growers Association and Jed Dillard, Jefferson County Extension Agent
  • 9:10-9:45    “Florida Water Policy and Its Impending Effects on Pecan Production”  ……. Carlos Herd, Director Division of Water Supply, Suwannee River Water Management District
  • 9:45-10:15   “Management strategies and tactics for suppression of pecan arthropod pests: chemicals, trap crops and everything in between.”  
  • Dr. Russ Mizell, University of Florida Entomologist, Quincy  
  • 10:05-10:35     “Controlling scab and other pecan diseases”        Dr. Tim Brenneman  University of Georgia Department of Plant Pathology      
  • 10:35-10:55 Break
  • 10:55-11:25 “Tree Spacing, Alternate Tree Pruning and Removal, and Tree Transplanting”. Dr. Lenny Wells, UGA Extension Pecan Specialist, Tifton
  • 11:25- Noon “Direct Marketing of Pecans – What do I need to Know?”…………..Elena Toro, Suwannee County Extension Agent
  • Noon…………… Sponsored Lunch
  • 1PM Annual Meeting Florida Pecan Growers’ Association
  • 1:15 Tour (Tentative)
  • CEU’s:  two half ceu’s for ag row crop, tree nut, private applicator and demonstration categories
Matthew Orwat