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Arkansas Pecan Growers Association hosts annual education meeting May 4 in Lonoke

By Mary Hightower
U of A System Division of Agriculture
April 12, 2019

Fast facts

  • Arkansas Pecan Growers Association education meeting set for May 4
  • Meeting to be held at Grateful Acres Orchard in Lonoke
  • For more information contact Dan Chapman, 

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LITTLE ROCK – Pecan scab, pruning and marketing are all on the agenda for the Arkansas Pecan Growers Association’s annual education meeting on May 4 in Lonoke.

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“We’re pleased to have Charlie Graham, senior pecan specialist from the Noble Foundation, join us,” said Jackie Lee, extension horticulture-integrated pest management specialist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. For more than two decades “Graham conducted research in a variety of crops including watermelons, mayhaw, pawpaws and pecans. He brings depth of experience which will benefit our growers.”

Noble Research Institute, LLC, based in Ardmore, Oklahoma, is an independent nonprofit agricultural research organization dedicated to delivering solutions to great agricultural challenges

The meeting will be held at Grateful Acres Orchard, 2677 Bevis Road, Lonoke. Cost to attend is $20 for Arkansas Pecan Growers Association members or $30 for non-members. The meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. with registration. The classroom portion of the program is in the morning. Participants must register in advance and the deadline to register is April 27. For more information, contact Dan Chapman at


  • 8:30-9 a.m. -  Registration
  • 9-9:30 a.m. - DriftWatch overview, Vic Ford, interim extension associate director of Agriculture and Natural Resources for the U of A System Division of Agriculture.
  • 9:30-9:45 a.m. – Arkansas pecan scab hour map, Jackie Lee, Division of Agriculture.
  • 10 -10:15 a.m.- Break
  • 10:15-11:15 a.m. – Noble Foundation programs and pruning, Charlie Graham, Noble Foundation.
  • 11:15-12:15- Effective marketing begins with good research, Scott Nadler, University of Central Arkansas.
  • 12:15-1:00- Lunch
  • 1:00-1:45pm Bevis Pecan Orchard (participants must provide own transportation).
  • 1:45-2:45pm Rusher Orchard (participants must provide own transportation). 

For more information about pecan production and other horticulture practices, contact your county extension office or visit


About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system. 

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.  

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact Dan Chapman, 479-754-2405, or, as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay. 

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