See what topics were front-and-center at the Pecan Growers Association’s Fall Field Day.
Pecans are a fast-growing crop in the Southeast, so it’s no wonder the Pecan Growers Association’s Field Day was well-attended. Held September 7th, the field day was an event where pecan growers and others in the industry got together to learn, discuss, and share ideas. Held at the UGA Ponder Farm in Tifton, Georgia, this year’s meetings was chock-full of useful information. AgAmerica correspondent lender, Ethan Cooper, was in attendance to represent the AgAmerica Lending team and answer questions about our tree nut farm loans. See some of the events and topics that were front-and-center this year.
Details of the Pecan Growers Association’s Fall Field Day
The pecan industry has exploded in the US over the last few years, so events like this fall field day are a time for everyone in the industry to come together, learn the best practices of the industry, explore advances, and hear about solutions that research and extension have devised for issues affecting the industry.
Featuring a slew of eminent researchers and Extension agents from the University of Georgia, pecan growers were able to learn about new developments in treatment and scientifically proven best management practices, according to an AgFax article about the event. This year’s event, which went from 9 a.m. to noon with a lunch afterwards, featured discussions and presentations on topics like:
- Insect research.
- Disease management strategies, such as for treating pecan scab disease.
- Cultural management practices, such as irrigation and fertilization
AgAmerica Lending supports the pecan growers in Georgia and all of the Southeast with our custom land loans that are designed to help pecan growers meet the challenges of growing the crop and answer opportunities when they come knocking. If you’d like to find out more contact us today to speak with our team of experts.
Ethan O. Cooper was born and raised in Lake City, Florida, with the love of the outdoors in his blood. After graduating high school, Ethan attended Lake City Community College, obtaining a dual degree in Golf Course Operations and Turf Management. Prior to being accepted into the Turf Management program, Ethan completed a year-long internship working at Houston Lake Country Club golf course in Perry, Georgia. Ethan completed two more required internships at The Augusta National Golf Course and Great Waters at Reynolds Plantation. These opportunities led him to his next challenge: being invited to assist Augusta National with The Master’s Tournament over the next seven years.