2006 LPGA Pecan Station Field Tour

Rebecca Melanson  |  7/27/2006 8:19:03 PM

Addie Gibson, LSU AgCenter Horticulture Research Associate, distributes a handout with information on the various herbicides used in the herbicide evaluation test.

Dr. Mike Hall, LSU AgCenter Entomologist, explains how one can monitor for the presence of pecan phylloxera in his or her orchard.

A field tour attendee takes notes on how to monitor for pecan phylloxera.

Dr. Charles Graham, LSU AgCenter Horticulturist, discusses the effects of several herbicides used in a herbicide evaluation test.

Dr. Mike Hall, LSU AgCenter Entomologist, with the help of Richard Shelton, LSU AgCenter Entomology Research Associate, demonstrates what to do to moniotr for pecan phylloxera.

Dr. Mike Hall, LSU AgCenter Entomologist, points out differences between different types of pecan nut casebearer pheromone traps.

Dr. Mike Hall, LSU AgCenter Entomologist, explains how to use one type of pecan weevil trap.

Dr. Randy Sanderlin, LSU AgCenter Plant Pathologist, discusses pecan scab control and the effect of the areas recent dry weather on the timing of fungicide sprays.

John Pyzner, LSU AgCenter Pecan and Fruit Extension Specialist, discussed proper timing and preparation of leaf sampling for leaf analysis and what you should avoid when collecting leaf samples for leaf analysis.

John Pyzner, LSU AgCenter Pecan and Fruit Extension Specialist, shows field tour guests how to properly select leaflets for leaf analysis.

The Louisiana Pecan Growers Association held their annual convention on June 15-16, 2006, in Shreveport, La. The program began on June 15 with a field tour at the Pecan Research-Extension Station and continued at the Clarion Hotel on June 16 with several presentations. The photographs below are from the field tour at the Pecan Research-Extension Station during which scientists discussed some research and gave talks on various topics including monitoring for pecan phylloxera, pecan nut casebearer pheromone traps, pecan weevil traps, leaf sampling for leaf analysis, pecan scab disease control, herbicide evaluations and tree crop load experiments.

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