UACES Facebook Pecan grafting workshop rescheduled for April 14

Pecan grafting workshop rescheduled for April 14

By Ryan McGeeney
U of A System Division of Agriculture
March 6, 2018 

Fast Facts:

  • Semi-annual workshop helps attendees learn to graft pecan cuttings to existing trees
  • Workshop costs $10, payable by cash or check the morning of the event 

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(Flyer available at https://flic.kr/p/GMxDyd)

BEEBE, Ark. – The semi-annual pecan grafting workshop, which is offered every other year by the White County Cooperative Extension Service, has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 14, 2018.

Pecan Grafting flyer

Sherri Sanders, White County agricultural agent, said the workshop was moved back by one week to accommodate the needs of the cooperating landowner.

The workshop costs $10 to attend, which can be paid by cash or check the morning of the workshop, which is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Attendees should bring a sharp knife and a lawn chair. Grafting wood and tape will be provided.

Sanders said that after a period of instruction, attendees will be put in groups of two or three to use pre-cut pieces of graftwood (known as scions) to collect from several pecan cultivars appropriate for the Arkansas climate.

“Hands-on learning is always best,” Sanders said.

The cuttings can be transferred from the grafting wood to other pecan or hickory trees, allowing participants to grow new varieties of pecans on their own trees. Sanders said the workshop is open to anyone in the state, and that facilitators will help attendees select the best pecan for their respective areas.

The workshop will take place at the home of William Johnson, 1313 W. Mississippi St., Beebe, Ark., 72012. Registration by phone or email is required by March 30. To register, contact Sanders at 501-268-5394 or ssanders@uaex.edu.

 

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.   

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Media Contact: Ryan McGeeney
Communication Services
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2120
rmcgeeney@uaex.edu