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September 02, 2009   Email to Friend 

ALABAMA PECAN GROWERS ASSOCIATION MEETING SET SEPT. 17
Darryal Ray
(334) 613-4187
September 02, 2009

FAIRHOPE, Ala. -- Alabama pecan producers will hear about everything from China's influence to organic pecans on Thursday, Sept. 17, as the Alabama Pecan Growers Association holds its annual conference at the Gulf Coast Research & Extension Center in Fairhope.

Dr. Bill Goff, horticulturist with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, will open the meeting with a presentation on China's growing influence on pecan culture and marketing in the United States.

Other topics and speakers during the day-long program include: Management of clover and poultry litter for pecan orchard nutrition by Dr. Lenny Wells, University of Georgia horticulturist; pecan disease management and fungicide recommendations by Dr. Jason Brock, UGA plant pathologist; low input, sustainable and organic pecans by Monte Nesbitt, a research horticulturist at GCREC; and others.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the educational program runs 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Registration is $5 per person and includes fried shrimp lunch.

The meeting is open to anyone interested in growing or marketing pecans for commercial or home use. No advance registration is required.

For more information, contact Monte Nesbitt at (251) 990-8417.


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