LSU AgCenter Experts Among Speakers For Regional Pecan Meeting

Charles Graham, Coolman, Denise, Sanderlin, Randy S.  |  4/22/2005 6:40:20 PM

News Release Distributed 04/08/04

Louisiana pecan producers are invited to a regional pecan production meeting slated for April 27 at the Mississippi State University Truck Crops Experiment Station in Crystal Springs, Miss.

Several LSU AgCenter specialists will be guest speakers at the meeting, which is being conducted by the MSU Cooperative Extension Service in cooperation with the LSU AgCenter

Among the LSU AgCenter speakers, Dr. Randy Sanderlin, a plant pathologist stationed at the LSU AgCenter’s Pecan Research Station near Shreveport, will speak on pecan scab control.

Dr. Charlie Graham, horticulturist at the LSU AgCenter’s Calhoun Research Station in Calhoun, will speak on pecan orchard fertility.

Other speakers scheduled for the day include Dr. John Braswell from Mississippi State, who will cover low input pecan varieties, and Dr. Blake Layton, also of MSU, who will also speak on insecticide management program and new insecticides

In addition to those speakers, pecan growers from Louisiana and Mississippi will talk about their experiences in growing pecans.

A orchard forum also is scheduled for the afternoon and will include three stations where participants can view practices being implemented in the orchard and hear from LSU AgCenter and Mississippi State specialists. Those stations will cover such topics as entomology, pathology and horticulture.

There is no charge for attending the meeting. For more information, call Dr. John Braswell at the MSU Cooperative Extension Service at (601) 795-4525, Ext. 22.

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Contacts: 
                Charlie Graham at (318) 644-2662 or cjgraham@agcenter.lsu.edu 
                Randy Sanderlin at (318) 797-8034 or rsanderlin@agcenter.lsu.edu
Writer:     
                A. Denise Coolman at (318) 644-5865 or dcoolman@agcenter.lsu.edu

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