Published on 08/05/99

Pecan Growers' Fall Field Day Coming Sept. 8

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Money may not grow on trees, but Georgia pecan growers have a lot of it tied up in their orchards. And they can learn how to get the most money out of their fall crops during the Georgia Pecan Growers Fall Field Day Sept. 8 in Tifton, Ga.

The event will start at 8:30 a.m. at the Rural Development Center in Tifton. It's sponsored by the University of Georgia Extension Service, Coastal Plain Experiment Station and the Georgia Pecan Growers Association.

Among the topics in the morning sessions will be farm water issues, insect management and an update on the Food Quality and Safety Act.

At 10:30, the group will leave for a tour of nearby pecan orchards. They'll see a number of scientific trials of great interest to pecan growers before stopping for lunch at Blackshank Farm.

The field day will adjourn after lunch, although an optional tour will continue into the afternoon.

To learn more about the field day, contact the county Extension Service office. Or call Tom Crocker at (912) 386-3410.

Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.