The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold a Pecan Field Day on April 4 in Waco. The event is organized by the AgriLife Extension offices in Bell, Bosque, Coryell, Falls, Hill and McLennan counties and their respective Master Gardener programs and horticulture committees.
The event will start at 8:30 a.m. at Russell’s Pecan Orchard, 12633 Gholson Road. It will conclude around noon. Participants should bring their own seating such as a lawn chair.
The cost is $10, payable onsite, but participants must RSVP with the AgriLife Extension office in McLennan County at 254-757-5180. Breakfast will be provided by the McLennan County Master Gardeners.
There is one Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education unit in integrated pest management available.
For questions or additional information, contact Shane McLellan, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for McLennan County at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office in McLennan County.
Pecan topics and speakers
“We have a great lineup of speakers for the event,” said McLellan. “Robert Irving will explain best methods for crow management to keep depredation to a minimum and Monte Nesbitt will demonstrate the lost art of pecan grafting.”
The field day will cover the following pecan topics and feature these experts:
- Pecan Grafting: Tools, Methods and Demonstration — Nesbitt, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension program specialist in horticulture, Bryan-College Station.
- Effective Crow Control Techniques — Irving, Texas Crow Patrol founder, Dallas.
- Pecan Tree 101 for Homeowners — Nesbitt.