Appling County Crop E News

2014 Southeast Georgia Pecan Field Day A Success!

This post is a little late, but we had another great Southeast Georgia Pecan Field Day this year with over 200 people attending. The field day was held at the Parker Brothers orchard in Baxley, GA.

Below is the agenda from the field day and pictures:

Welcome and intro………………………Shane Curry, Appling County Extension Ag Agent

Pecan update………………………………..Dr. Lenny Wells, UGA Pecan Specialist, Tifton, GA

Pecan Marketing and update……………..Mike Adams, American Pecan Board President; Caldwell, TX

Load Trams

Scab, disease and resistance………………Dr. Tim Brenneman, UGA  Plant Pathologist, Tifton, GA

Orchard sunlight………………………….Dr. Lenny Wells

-Hedging demonstration………………….Ag Sales Associates & Curtec

Fertility management and fruit thinning ….Dr. Lenny Wells

Managing old orchards……………………Dr. Lenny Wells

Prionus root borers and insects……………Dr. Jim Dutcher, UGA Entomologist, Tifton, GA

10599552_1461264174159508_6502984799814925847_n[1]

Hedger arriving from southwest GA

 10603392_1461264110826181_1272996140719019612_n[1]

10402789_1462572680695324_9049100531879008918_n[1]

Large crowd attending the field day.

 1908408_1462572577362001_726481724178332224_n[2]

10592787_1462572450695347_9182933697228965401_n[1] 10524663_1461264304159495_1765363932138619436_n[1]10636157_1461264317492827_4021493848823028346_n[1] 10622952_1461264264159499_4504280526305831304_n[1]10626596_1462606234025302_6115065246788277830_n[1] 10348362_1461264127492846_2129317767651958919_n[1]1912300_1461264097492849_9003335928399170713_n[1] 10616606_1462595507359708_162069485240687828_n[1]

20140827_122035 20140827_120818

20140827_120518 20140827_114824

20140827_114706 20140827_114500

10653686_1462590077360251_2927407306851714746_n[1]

Dr. Tim Brennemen giving an update on diseases

10612872_1462588697360389_2819016546303136496_n[1]

Dr. Jim Dutcher gives an update on insects

20140827_113653 20140827_111106 20140827_110649 10653884_1462578030694789_7681014907852814449_n[1]   10592967_1462585070694085_4217526484199924944_n[1]

20140827_113521

Dr. Lenny Wells talks about water and fertility in pecan orchards

20140827_105340 20140827_105227

 

20140827_100919

Mike Adams, President of the American Pecan Board from Caldwell, TX speaks to the group on the importance of marketing.

20140827_103836 20140827_103701

Everyone enjoyed a wonderful meal prepared by K&L BBQ.

10172593_1462597670692825_7113523914135357337_n[1] 10641176_1462596634026262_5293527377050468721_n[1]

Thanks to all our sponsors!

Lunch Sponsors:

Orchard Rite, OMC, Durand Wayland, AIR O FAN, Weiss Mcnair, Albany Tractor Company, Gillison Variety Fabrication

Field Day Sponsors:

Appling County Farm Bureau

Bayer

Curtec

Georgia Pecan Tree Nursery

United Phosphorus

Syngenta

Chemtura

Valent

Dow Agrisciences

Aceto Chemical Corporation

Griffin’s Warehouse – Baxley, GA

Crop Production Services – Baxley, GA

Branch Farm Supply – Baxley, GA

Appling Motors – Baxley, GA

Sanders Farm Supply – Lyons, GA

Georgia Pecan House – Baxley, GA

Royal Pecan – Baxley, GA

Lassiter Implement – Lyons, GA

AimTrac – Pinehurst, GA

Tractor Supply Company – Baxley, GA

Ag South – Baxley, GA