The Noble Research Institute in Ardmore will host a Pruning Pecan Trees for Improved Production field day from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 at Basil Savage’s Orchard, located at 21955 Savage Road in Madill.
Noble Research Institute pecan specialists will demonstrate the different techniques used in pruning pecan trees, such as:
• Removing limbs.
• Tree maintenance.
• Influence of pruning on pest management.
• Pros and cons of wisping, hedging and thinning pecan trees.
Attendees will learn how to properly prune both young and producing pecan trees through in-field demonstrations. Weather appropriate outdoor attire should be worn.
“The attention to detail in the establishment years improves the possibility of early and enhanced production in a new pecan orchard,” said senior pecan specialist Charlie Graham, Ph.D.
This event is offered at no charge, but preregistration is required. For more information and to register, visit www.noble.org/events online.