The San Saba County Pecan Growers will host the annual Pecan Field Day on Monday May 3rd at the Civic Center. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. with the program beginning at 9:00 a.m. There will be a $20.00 registration fee for those who call in and pre-register. The fee will be $25.00 at the door for those who do not pre-register. A catfish lunch will be provided by Betty Ann and Tommy Johnson.th. This will enable Mrs. Johnson to better prepare for lunch. Call or come by the San Saba County Extension Office to register or if you have questions call (325)372-5416.
An excellent slate of speakers have been selected by the Pecan Committee. Scott Anderson, CEA Brown County, will cover Laws and Regulations; Bill Ree, Extension Pecan Entomologist, will provide Pecan Integrated Pest Management and Dr. Larry Stein, Extension Horticulturist, will discuss water requirements and pecan diseases. John Begnaud, retired Tom Green County Horticulturist, will cover general orchard management and fertilization. Dr. Tommy Thompson, USDA Pecan Specialist will discuss varieties.
There will be several commercial exhibitors on hand to show off their equipment and newest products for your consideration. Time will be made available for you to visit with these sponsors of the Pecan Field Day. Capital Farm Credit, PPI/Southern Nut’N Tree, Dow AgroSciences, Savage Equipment, Inc., Heartland Crop Insurance, Moore Service Center, and Womack Nursery are those we know of at this time.
Six Continuing Education Units are being offered for those with Private, Commercial, or Non Commercial Applicator Licenses. (2 General, 2 IMP, 2 L&R) This annual educational effort by the San Saba Pecan Growers has been well attended for many years. Plan to attend and invite someone with an interest in the pecan industry. Please pre-register by April 26