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Published on 08/10/00

Pecan Growers' Fall Field Day Set in Byron

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Photo: Scott Bauer, USDA-ARS

With an average annual harvest worth $65 million, Georgia pecan growers are always looking for ways to improve their tasty crop.

They can find them at the annual Georgia Pecan Growers Fall Field Day Sept. 14 in Byron, Ga. Among other useful information, the field day will provide updates on University of Georgia and U.S. Department of Agriculture research.

The program features a tour of the Southeastern Fruit and Nut Research Lab. Other sessions include demonstrations on pecan diseases, limb pruning, zinc and nitrogen nutrition, canopy management strategies and pecan pests.

It will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end with a 12:30 p.m. sponsored lunch. For more information, call Tom Crocker at (912) 386-3410. Or e-mail him at tcrocker@uga.edu.