Mary Ann Van Osdell, Sanderlin, Randy S.
News Release Distributed 05/24/11
SHREVEPORT, La. – The LSU AgCenter Pecan Research and Extension Station will host a field day June 16, starting at 8 a.m., featuring the latest research-based information about pecan production.
Topics to be addressed by faculty include air-blast sprayer calibration, research-demonstration orchard varieties and fungicide screening tests.
In the rootstock and variety evaluation orchard, Charlie Graham, horticulturist, will report on a fertilizer test.
Insecticide trial results will be addressed by Mike Hall, entomologist, and Randy Sanderlin, research coordinator, will discuss new orchard varieties.
A lunch sponsored by the Louisiana Pecan Growers Association will begin at noon.
The station, which includes 75 acres planted in pecan trees, is about 6 miles south of Shreveport off Hwy. 1 near the port of Shreveport. It is the only university research station solely designated to conduct programs to advance the commercial pecan industry.Mary Ann Van Osdell
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture