Registration is open for the 2023 Texas Pecan Course – AgriLife Today.

The 59th Annual Texas Pecan Short Course will be held Jan. 23-26 at the Texas A&M University Horticulture Education Research Center, 3199 County Road 269 East, in College Station, 9 miles west of Texas A&M University.

The 2023 Pecan Short Course will be January 23-26. Registration is now open. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Laura McKenzie)

The short course will be from 8 am – 5 pm daily.

Registration is now open, but seating is limited. The cost is $300, and participants must register in advance at Lunch is provided daily and participants should wear appropriate clothing and footwear for outdoor activities in Texas during the winter.

“The Texas Pecan Short Course will guide prospective pecan growers through the planning, development, business aspects and annual cropping aspects of commercial pecan production,” said Monte Nesbitt, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Specialist in Horticulture, Bryan. – College site, and event coordinator.

“This course is recognized and respected throughout the pecan industry as a basic training course for new pecan growers in the pecan industry,” he said. “The event attracts people from all over the US and internationally.”

Classroom and hands-on learning

The four-day course includes both classroom instruction and practical training. Nesbitt and other experts from Texas A&M’s Department of Horticultural Sciences will teach the course.

Demonstrations will be held near Texas A&M University’s Pecan Orchard, a research and teaching facility covering 56 acres with more than 1,500 trees.

Demonstrations include:

  • Harvest equipment.
  • Spraying equipment.
  • Planting a tree.
  • Training, cutting and planting.


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