If you’ve ever wanted to grow your own pecans here is your chance to learn how, and it is basically in your back yard. The UGA Pecan Team is offering a beginners workshop the first day of the annual Georgia Pecan Growers Conference in Perry next week.Read more: Beginners Pecan Growing Workshop
The UGA Pecan Beginners Class will be held this year in conjunction with the Georgia Pecan Conference. The Conference will be held March 28-30, 2023 in Perry, GA. The Beginners Class is held on March 28 and will include the basics of pecan production form start to finish. See below for the complete schedule of topics covered in the Pecan Beginners Class. If you are new to pecan production or simply need a refresher on some of the basics, you can register on-line at the Georgia Pecan Growers Association website. The registration for the course includes a copy of the Southeastern Pecan Growers Handbook and lunch the day of the class.
The main day of the GPGA conference will be March 29 and will include updates from the American Pecan Council, American Pecan Promotion Board, and National Pecan Federation, as well as research topics related to the areas of pecan disease, insect management, and horticulture. The final day, March 30, will conclude the conference with a morning tour of a commercial pecan orchard at Southern Pecan Orchards in Montezuma, GA.
UGA Beginners Pecan Production includes: cost of production, varieties, irrigation, planting and establishment, insect management, fertilization and disease management, pruning, weed control and equipment.