The UGA Beginner’s Pecan Course will be on June 15, 2021 in-person at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center. This course is held every other year and covers all you need to know about pecan production including production costs, cultivar selection, fertilization, irrigation, cultural management, insect, disease, and weed control, equipment, and market overview. The event is a day long course from 8:30 am-4:00 pm with morning and afternoon refreshment breaks and lunch served on-site sponsored by Savage Equipment. Pesticide credits will be available. Click on the link here to register. Please pre-register at the website so that we can get a head count for the meal. There is a registration fee to offset the cost of the program.
As mentioned in last week’s blog post, the signup deadline for growers to receive premium support through the Pandemic Cover Crop Program (PCCP) is June 15, 2021. Growers will need to contact their local USDA Farm Service Agency before going to the FSA office. For more details click Producers with Crop Insurance to Receive Premium Benefit for Cover Crops.