Summer Orchard Tour 2013
The NC Pecan Growers Association is planning a
Summer Orchard Tour scheduled for Saturday, June 22. It will be held at the
orchard of NCPGA President - Elbie Powers, rain or shine.
The address is 1680
Horse Pasture Rd. Roseboro, NC. 28382.
We are excited about this ½ day summer orchard
tour! For the first time a variety of harvest related tools, machinery and
equipment, suitable for both very small and NC largest growers will be
assembled for discussion. Equipment will range from hand tools to tractor
We plan to give the orchard an extra watering when we do a
hands on demo of irrigation. This will allow anyone interested to try their
hands at adjusting spray nozzles and allow us to see the spray pattern with
different adjustment. We will also take a shot at setting the nozzles by
hearing rather than sight. There will be tips for properly applying water to
very young trees next to large trees. Plans are to follow the orchard
demonstrations with a lunch.
There will also be refreshments provided during
the orchard visit. There will be brochures on pecans and information from our
sponsors about their services. Dr. Mike Parker, NCSU, representatives from
Ex-tension Service, NCDA&CS, board members and other growers will all be
present to net-work with.
The cost to attend is $10.00 per person to help to
offset the costs. Anyone interested in pecan production is invited.
Please plan to join us on June 22. There is no need to pre-pay but please
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a
message on 910 385-4570 with number planning to attend so that we can plan for
the lunch meal.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
AIR-O-FAN PRODUCTS CORPORATION
Click here to visit www.airofan.com
Historic and Flavorful!
The history of pecans can be traced back to the 16th century. The only major tree nut that grows naturally in North America, the pecan is considered one of the most valuable North American nut species. The name "pecan" is a Native American word of Algonquin origin that was used to describe all nuts requiring a stone to crack.
Originating in central and eastern North America and the river valleys of Mexico, pecans were widely used by pre-colonial residents. Pecans were favored because they were accessible to waterways, easier to shell than other North American nut species and, of course, for their great taste!
NCPGA's objective is to encourage and promote research and education in all phases of the pecan industry, to interact with others in the interest of pecan growers throughout the region, and to promote pecans as a commercial crop in North Carolina.