2006 Pecan Station Field Day

Rebecca Melanson  |  11/2/2006 8:46:12 PM

Dr. David Boethel, LSU AgCenter Vice Chancellor and Louisiana Agriculture Experiment Station Director, welcomes Field Day guests and discusses the potential effects of the proposed route of Interstate 69 on the Pecan Research-Extension Station.

Dr. John Pyzner, LSU AgCenter fruit and nut extension specialist, discusses the progress of the Pecan Research-Extension Station's research demonstration orchard.

Dr. Charlie Graham, LSU AgCenter horticulturist, discusses his crop load management test on 'Kiowa' and 'Sumner' pecan trees in the Pecan Research-Extension Station's plant pathology block.

Dr. Jere McBride, LSU AgCenter Northwest Regional Director, welcomes Field Day guests to the Pecan Research-Extension Station.

Field day guests stop in front of the Pecan Research-Extension Station's research demonstration orchard to get an update on the block since its planting in 2005.

Dr. Charlie Graham, LSU AgCenter horticulturist, discusses the results of the hedging project performed on the Pecan Research-Extension Station's rootstock block and the future of the block.

Dr. Randy Sanderlin, LSU AgCenter plant pathologist, discusses the spread of Pecan Bacterial Leaf Scorch in the Pecan Research-Extension Station's rootstock block.

Field Day guests listen to the presentation on Pecan Bacterial Leaf Scorch given by Dr. Randy Sanderlin, LSU AgCenter plant pathologist.

Dr. Mike Hall, LSU AgCenter entomologist, discusses overwintering site preferences for pecan phylloxera and demonstrates how one can monitor for pecan phylloxera in an orchard.

Approximately fifty people attended the Pecan Research-Extension Station's Annual Field Day on September 14, 2006.  After welcomes and updates on the current status of the LSU AgCenter and on potential problems facing the Pecan Research-Extension Station, guests loaded onto trailers for an orchard tour.  

On the tour, Dr. Charlie Graham, LSU AgCenter horticulturist, Dr. Randy Sanderlin, LSU AgCenter plant pathologist, Dr. Mike Hall, LSU AgCenter entomologist, and Dr. John Pyzner, LSU AgCenter fruit and nut extension specialist, all gave talks covering the latest orchard activities and research.  Topics included the two-year-old research demonstration orchard, the new breeding and fertility orchards, crop load management, pecan bacterial leaf scorch spread and overwintering site preferences of pecan phylloxera.  Updates on the Pecan Station's activites were included. 

After the tour, guests enjoyed a catfish lunch provided by Shaver's Catering in Shreveport.  A general meeting and a board meeting of the Louisiana Pecan Producers Association followed.   

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