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Pecan growers prepare for Shreveport meeting
MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana pecan growers can learn more about production and marketing issues at a June 21-22 convention and trade show in Shreveport, La.
Pecan grower associations from each of the three states are sponsoring the event at the Clarion Hotel. Registration begins at noon on June 21 and costs $35.
On Thursday, there will be a growers’ panel-group discussion on stink bugs, an orchard tour and equipment demonstrations, followed by state business meetings. Supper will be provided on the Louisiana State University AgCenter Pecan Research Station.
Friday’s topics include pecan irrigation, understanding fungicide activity and bacterial leave scorch of pecans. There will be a buffet lunch, and the afternoon program will cover topics such as orchard floor management and crop-load management. Louisiana growers will have the opportunity for pesticide applicator recertification.
For more information, contact David Ingram at (601) 857-2284 or firstname.lastname@example.org.