Texas Pecan Short Course Registration Now Open

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Registration for the 59th class of the Texas Pecan Short Course is now open. Hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, the upcoming Texas Pecan Short Course will take place from Jan. 23 to 26, 2023. Seats are limited, and registration is available on a first-come-first-served basis. Attendees can find more information and register online here….

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“Protecting Agriculture’s Future” theme for 2022 National Farm Safety and Health Week

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Logo for AgriSafe Network is bean-shaped and bright green.

Agriculture is known as one of the most dangerous industries in America. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), about 100 agricultural workers suffer a lost-work-time injury every day, and in 2019 the agriculture industry had a fatality rate of 19.4 deaths per 100,000 workers. National Farm Safety and Health Week…

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OSU hosts Native Pecan Harvest Field Day on Oct. 13

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Interested in learning more about native pecan production and harvest? Join us for a late afternoon/evening field day under the trees. This family-friendly event is ideal for learning more about pecan production, asking questions, seeing harvest in action, and networking with other growers. The Native Pecan Harvest Field Day will take place on Oct. 13,…

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25th Día del Nogalero set for Sept. 7-9 in Delicias, Mexico

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Social media graphic for the 25th Día del Nogalero, a pecan conference in Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Hosted by the Delicias Pecan Growers Association, the 25th Día del Nogalero will bring pecan growers and industry members together from Sept. 7 to 9 in Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico, at the Centro Expo-Convenciones del Desierto. The conference features educational seminars, a scientist breakfast, trade show and equipment  demonstrations, dessert contest, a raffle, and more. Learn…

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WPGA prepares for 2022 Conference and Trade Show

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Western Pecan Growers Association will host its 2022 Conference and Trade Show from March 8 to 10 at the Las Cruces Convention Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico. More information and registration can be found online. According to WPGA, “The Equipment Trade Show will feature the latest innovative products, equipment, and professional services geared towards…

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West Texas Pecan Association announces annual meeting

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The West Texas Pecan Association (WTPA) invites pecan growers and industry members to its Annual Meeting on Friday, March 4, 2022. The meeting will start at 6 p.m. at Cattleman’s Steakhouse in Fabens, Texas. WTPA requests that all attendees RSVP by Feb. 25 via email to westtexaspecanassoc@gmail.com or by calling 915-526-8285. The agenda for the…

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Texas Pecan Short Course moved to February 2022

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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service announced last week that it has rescheduled its 2022 Texas Pecan Short Course to Feb. 22-25 in Somerville, Texas. The Short Course was originally set for the last week of January, but due to concerns regarding the Omicron variant, the event has been pushed to the following month. The Texas…

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Registration opens for the 2022 Texas Pecan Short Course

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Texas AgriLife opened registration today for its 2022 Texas Pecan Short Course. The educational program celebrates its 58th year of offering a comprehensive weeklong course on establishing and managing a commercial pecan orchard. According to Texas AgriLife, “The course is designed for people with no previous experience in growing pecans. We cover all facets of…

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New Mexico’s Nov. 15 pecan weevil exterior quarantine public hearing terminated

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LAS CRUCES—The New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA) has terminated the public rule hearing previously scheduled for Monday, Nov. 15 regarding proposed amendments to 21.17.28 New Mexico Administrative Code, Pecan Weevil Exterior Quarantine rule, to remove several West Texas counties from New Mexico’s list of quarantined counties, add a cold-storage treatment post-entry requirement, and add…

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Arizona Pecan Growers prepare to gather at 2021 conference

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The Arizona Pecan Growers Association prepares to welcome members and guests to its in-person 2021 Conference on August 26 and 27 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tucson – Reid Par. The conference will kick off with a Welcome Reception and will feature vendors, specializing in different fields in the pecan industry. For more information…

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NPSA hosts 2021 Annual Meeting

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The National Pecan Shellers Association will host its Annual Meeting on August 25 and 26, 2021, at The Brown Palace Hotel and Spae in Denver, Colorado. Registration is open. More details, including a schedule of events, can be found on the NPSA website.

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Texas Pecan Growers celebrate 100 years at 2021 conference

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TPGA's special 100-year anniversary logo

One of the oldest horticultural associations in the state, the Texas Pecan Growers Association (TPGA) celebrates a century as an organization this year at its 100th annual conference and trade show on July 18 to 21 at the Embassy Suites San Marcos Hotel Spa & Conference Center. “Like so many, TPGA’s conference was canceled last…

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USDA announces additional aid to ag producers and businesses in pandemic assistance for producers initiative

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WASHINGTON, June 14, 2021—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced additional aid to agricultural producers and businesses as part of the USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative. Earlier this year, Secretary Vilsack announced plans to use available pandemic assistance funds to address a number of gaps and disparities in previous rounds of aid. As part of the…

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TPGA opens registration for 100th Annual Conference

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Texas Pecan Growers Association opened online registration on Tuesday for its 100th Annual Conference and Trade Show. TPGA will host the convention in San Marcos, Texas, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton San Marcos Hotel Conference Center & Spa from July 18 to 21, 2021. “At the 2021 conference, we’re featuring a variety of new…

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First detection of pecan bud moth in Arizona

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The Arizona Pest Management Center announced that the pecan bud moth, a species of leaf roller moth, has recently been observed in southeastern Arizona pecan orchards. This is the first time growers have reported this pest and expressed concerns about potential impacts to the crop. The center published a rapid communication to provide information on…

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OPGA hosts 2021 Annual Convention and Trade Show

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Oklahoma Pecan Growers Association will host its 2021 Annual Conference and Trade Show in Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, from June 10 to 12. If you have questions or want more information, please contact OPGA at admin@okpecangrowers.com or 580-279-0357.

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WPGA Webinar Series Begins on March 8th

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A row of dormant pecan trees on a farm in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The sun is setting and casts a orangey haze across the property and the mountains in the distance. Pecan growers gathered at this orchard after the 2018 WPGA conference.

The Western Pecan Growers Association (WPGA) hosts its first webinar of a new Quarterly Webinar Series on March 8, 2021. WPGA offers this series exclusively to its 2021 registered members. The first webinar will begin at 10 a.m. (MST). Attendees will hear industry updates and a presentation on pecan nut casebearer control. The deadline to register…

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TriState 2021 Pecanference—Canceled

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A wideshot of two rows of mature pecan trees in New Roads, Louisiana.

The boards of the Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi Pecan Growers Associations have canceled the June 2021 TriState Pecanference. Louisiana Pecan Growers Association announced the decision in an email on Feb. 19. The LPGA board of directors made this decision unanimously.  According to the email, there will be an effort to study the possibility of replacing…

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