2018 Western Pecan Production Short Course

Tentative Agenda


Monday, October 15

7:00 - 9:00 AM | Registration Desk

8:00 - 8:30 AM | Pecan Industry Overview

8:30 - 9:15 AM | Introduction to the Pecan Tree

9:15 - 10:15 AM | The Basics of Pecan Tree Physiology

10:15 - 10:30 AM | Break for Refreshments

10:30 - 11:30 AM | Cost of Establishing a Pecan Orchard and Growing Pecans

11:30 - 12:00 PM | The Federal Marketing Order for Pecans

12:00 - 1:00 PM | Break for Lunch (provided)

1:00 - 2:00 PM | Marketing and Marketing Channels for Pecans

2:00 - 3:00 PM | Orchard Soils, Site Selection & Pre-Plant Soil Modification

3:00 - 3:30 PM | Pecan Rootstocks

3:30 - 3:45 PM | Break for Refreshments

3:45 - 4:45 PM | Pecan Cultivars

4:45 - 5:15 PM | "Cloning" and the Future of Pecan Genetics

5:15 - 6:15 PM | Orchard Design and Planting

Tuesday, October 16

8:00 - 9:00 AM | Climate Considerations for Pecan Orchards

9:00 - 10:00 AM | Soil Sampling & Salinity

10:00 - 10:15 AM | Break for Refreshments

10:15 - 11:15 AM | Mineral Nutrition & Fertilizers

11:15 - 12:15 PM | Irrigation Systems

12:15 - 1:15 PM | Break for Lunch (provided)

1:30 - 2:30 PM | Irrigation Scheduling

2:30 - 3:30 PM | Training Young Orchards

3:30 - 3:45 PM | Break for Refreshments

3:45 - 4:45 PM | Pruning Mature Orchards

4:45 - 5:45 PM | Propagation: Grafting & Budding

Wednesday, October 17

8:00 - 9:00 AM | Secondary Arthropod Pests & Beneficial Insects

9:00 - 9:30 AM | Managing Pesticide Resistance

9:30 - 10:30 AM | Pecan Nut Casebearer

10:30 - 10:45 AM | Break for Refreshments

10:45 - 11:15 AM | Pecan Weevil

11:15 - 12:15 PM | Nutritional Components of Pecan Kernels and Human Health

12:15 - 1:15 PM | Break for Lunch (provided)

1:15 - 2:15 PM | Pecan Aphids

2:15 - 3:15 PM | Pecan Diseases and Nematodes

3:15 - 4:15 PM | Orchard Weed Management

4:15 - 5:15 PM | Vertebrate Pests

Thursday, October 18

6:30 AM | Load Bus for Field Trip to Pecan Farms in SE New Mexico/SW Arizona

Lunch and refreshments (provided)