San Saba County Pecan Field Day to be held May 1st.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the San Saba County Pecan Growers Association will host the annual Pecan Field Day on Monday May 1st at the San Saba Civic Center, 1190 Thomas Stewart Drive.

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with the program beginning at 9 o’clock. There will be a $40.00 registration for those who Pre-register and $60.00 at the door. Lunch is included in the registration and will be grilled pork loin, boiled red potatoes and green beans prepared by the District 7 County Extension Agents.

Speakers for this year’s program: Tom Guthrie, Mills County Extension Agent, Sunlight Management in Pecan Orchards; Monte Nesbitt, Extension Horticulture Specialist, College Station will discuss Pecan Integrated Pest Management; Monte will also present Pecan Pathology. Bob Whitney, Extension Organic Specialist, will discuss Pecan Laws & Regs.

Six Continuing Education Units have been approved by Texas Department of Agriculture. These are for those of you with Private, Non-Commercial, or Commercial Applicator License. (3 General, 1 IPM, 2 L&R) This annual Field Day has been well attended for many years. Plan to attend and invite someone interested in the Pecan Industry. Please call to pre-register by noon Friday April 21st. This will enable Michael Palmer to better prepare for lunch. Call or come by the San Saba County Extension office to register or if you have questions. We are on the first floor of the Courthouse east side. (325) 372-5416

Author: Bob Whitney, Regents Fellow & Extension Organic Specialist

Agriculturalist, extension educator and researcher, organic agriculture enthusiast and promoter, international program developer, Christian, husband, father and friend.

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