On Tuesday, August 9th,a Pecan Crop Load Thinning field day will be held at the Cimarron Valley Research Station near Perkins. The meeting is scheduled from 4-6pm. The Oklahoma Pecan Growers’ Association, OSU Department of Horticulture & Landscape Architecture, the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and the OSU Field & Research Service Unit will sponsor the event. Attendees will get the opportunity to learn about the thinning process and then see the equipment in action in the field. We will discuss the benefits of thinning, when to thin, and the equipment needed as well as hear some tips from experienced commercial pecan growers. At the conclusion of the meeting, participants are invited to stay for grilled hamburgers and a time to visit and ask questions.
This is a free event for anyone interested in growing pecans.
The Cimarron Valley Research Station is located at 10820 S. Jardot in Perkins. It is ½ mile north of Hwy 33 and 177 intersection (north of Sonic).