Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Workshop to Focus on Pecan Orchard Management

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Workshop to Focus on Pecan Orchard Management

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ARDMORE - Pecans have traditionally been thought of as a holiday pie filling, but agricultural producers are increasingly looking at this nut as an investment. Many are planting pecans today, hoping to grow a brighter financial future.

To provide fundamental information on pecan management, the Noble Foundation will host a Pecan 101 Workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 29, at the Southern Oklahoma Technology Center, 2610 Sam Noble Pkwy. in Ardmore.

During the workshop, Noble Foundation consultants will detail the steps of initiating a new pecan enterprise. Participants will learn about pecan production; nutrition, pest and crop load management; harvest and post-harvest handling; and the economics of pecans.

"Successful pecan management requires a broad base of knowledge, and this workshop helps lay the groundwork for those who are contemplating starting their own enterprise," Charles Rohla, Noble Foundation Center for Pecan and Specialty Agriculture manager, said in a press release. …

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