What pecan varieties should I plant?
Varieties selected for Mississippi are based on disease resistance and nut/meat quality. The primary varieties recommended for the Mississippi Delta are Owens and Kiowa, followed by Forkert, Cape Fear, and Choctaw. South Mississippi growers prefer Kiowa and Sumner as the primary varieties followed by: Melrose, Jackson, and Elliot.
Commercial pecan growers can learn about orchard establishment and management during the 2019 Pecan Education Workshop March 20 in Raymond.
Fruit and vegetable growers, or those interested in getting into the business, are invited to a daylong conference Feb. 26 in Verona.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi’s pecan yields will be down from last year, but the future looks promising.
Mississippi Pecan Growers Association President Max Draughn of Raymond explained that pecan yields alternate from year to year.
Producers can learn about issues related to muscadine production and other fruit-related topics at an upcoming field day in Pearl River County, south of McNeill.
ELLISVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi State University representatives met with agricultural clients in Ellisville recently to discuss research and education needs for 2018. More than 115 individuals attended this year's event.