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Pecan producers can sharpen their skills at April 24 workshop

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  • April 24 pecan growing workshop set at Atkins
  • Presenters include Dan Chapman, John Turner
  • RSVP by April 18 to Pope County extension office, 479-968-7098

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ATKINS, Ark. – Producers can sharpen their skills at the April 24 Pecan Growing and Grafting Workshop: Years 1-5.

The workshop, which runs 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. will be held at the Point Remove Wetlands Reclamation and Irrigation District Office at 65 McLaren Loop in Atkins. Lunch will be served and attendees are asked to RSVP by April 18 to ensure enough materials and lunch. For more information, contact Phil Sims at the Pope County Extension Office, 479-968-7098 or by email,

“The workshop is for both commercial and home owners interested in growing their knowledge,” said Phil Sims, Pope County extension staff chair. Dan Chapman, director of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Fruit Research Station and Miller County Extension Agent John Turner, the Cooperative Extension Service’s ‘Mr. Pecan,’ will be talking about the best way to keep this American native nut tree healthy and productive.”

The workshop will cover planting, grafting, fertility, insects and diseases. Graft wood will be available for $1 per stick. Grafting demonstrations will be conducted in the field at an adjacent pecan orchard, so participants should dress accordingly.

For more information about fruit and nut production, visit our newly revamped site at or contact your county extension office.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

By Mary Hightower
For the Cooperative Extension Service
U of A System Division of Agriculture

Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126

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