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Pecan field day covers production, marketing

MSU Extension Service

RAYMOND, Miss. -- Growers interested in commercial pecan production are invited to a spring field day May 11 in Raymond.

The event will begin at the Mississippi State University Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center at 1320 Seven Springs Road in Raymond. It is hosted by the Mississippi Pecan Growers Association, MSU Extension Service, and Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station.

Growers, MSU experts and industry professionals will discuss planting, pruning, fertilizing and marketing. Attendees will relocate to Pecan Hill Farms in Raymond after lunch to see an irrigation installation demonstration and learn about the farm’s production practices.

Check-in begins at 10 a.m. The program begins at 10:30 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Lunch is sponsored by the Mississippi Pecan Growers Association. Registration is free for association members and $15 for nonmembers. Preregistration is required.

To register or for more information, contact Mississippi Pecan Growers Association President Max Draughn at maxdraughn@gmail.com.

Released: April 20, 2017
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