Georgia Pecan Growers Association Sees Successful Conference

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On March 29, the Georgia Pecan Growers Association held its annual Educational Conference and Trade Show in Tifton. The conference was a big success with approximately 800 people in attendance and 85 exhibitors.

Some topics discussed included pecan genetics and DNA fingerprinting, pecan scab, management of black pecan aphids and the University of Georgia’s (UGA) new pecan variety, Avalon.

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black spoke during the awards luncheon.

Attendees had the opportunity to view an equipment display and learn the keys to pecan production from UGA Associate Professor and Extension Horticulture Specialist Lenny Wells.

Visit georgiapecan.org for more information about the Georgia Pecan Growers Association.

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