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Early Season Pecan Program and Private Applicator Training

With approximately 12,800 acres and approximately $17.5 million in nut sales in 2019, pecan production is big business in Comanche County. To help support this vital industry the Comanche County Pecan Committee, County Extension office and agriculture sponsors will be offering a pecan production program. In support of pecan production in the county, the Comanche County AgriLife Extension office will be hosting the annual Early Season Pecan Production Program on Friday, March 6th at the DeLeon City Auditorium. Registration will start at 9:30 and the meeting will run from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM.

This year we have some excellent speakers covering topics that are of concern to Comanche County producers. Dr. Charlie Graham Pecan Specialist with the Samuel Noble Roberts Foundation will be discussing “Pecan Tree Pollination”. Dr. Larry Stein Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Department Head Horticulture will be discussing “Pruning and Thinning Both Native and Established Orchards, Methods and Benefits”. Monte Nesbit Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Pecan Specialist will be discussing “Pecan Disease Issues and Management”.

The program will offer 1 CEU, IPM. There is no charge for the program and lunch will be provided by our great local sponsors. Please call the office to RSVP, 325-356-2539.

Private Applicator Training

The Comanche County Texas AgriLife Extension office will be hosting a Private Applicator Training on Friday, February 21st from 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM at the Comanche County Community Center. This training is only for folks that need to get a private applicator license to use restricted use herbicides on their property. You are required to purchase the training manual for $40.00, and the training will cost $15.00. The training manuals are available at the office. Please call the office at 325-356-2539 to register or if you have questions. There will be no CEU’s offered for this training.

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