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February 2018

National Pistachio Day

February 26
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March 2018

Western Pecan Growers Association conference and trade show

March 4 @ 8:00 am - March 8 @ 5:00 pm

Western Pecan Growers Association is a non-profit organization that was incorporated in 1966.  The purpose of the association is to promote and encourage the production and marketing of pecans in the western region of the United States, as well as to provide education and research for the development and betterment of the pecan industry. 

Western Pecan Growers annual conference and trade show takes place the beginning of March at the Hotel Encanto in Las Cruces, New Mexico.  The conference offers an educational program that is focused on grower education and industry concerns, as well as a trade show that features machinery, equipment, and services for the pecan growing community.  

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The American Pistachio Industry 2018 Annual Conference

March 5 - March 7
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, Palm Desert
California, United States
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July 2018


July 15 @ 8:00 am - July 18 @ 5:00 pm

2017 Conference Presentations
American Pecan Board
National Pecan Shellers Association
Optimized Diagnostics of Xylella fastidiosa in pecan, Angelyn Hilton
Pecan Fertilization, Larry Stein
Pecan Foliage Pests, Bill Ree
Pecan Fungicides and Pesticides, Monte Nesbitt
Pecan Grafting, George Ray McEachern
Pecan Nut Pests, Bill Ree
Pecan Screening Nursery for Cotton Root Rot Resistance, Larry Stein
Pecan Tree Crop Insurance, Nicole Gueck
Pecan Varieties, Pollination and Spacing, Monte Nesbitt
Phosphites - efficacy, residues, recommendations, Clive Bock
Soil and Water Requirement, Larry Stein
Soil-applied zinc for Pecans, even in the Southwest, Richard Heerema
This Market is Driving Us Nuts! Shelly Nutt
U.S. Pecan Growers Council at Work, Janice Dees
Varietal, Physiological & Climatic Effects on Pecans, Monte Nesbitt

2016 Conference Presentations
Common Foliage: Pests of Pecan, Bill Ree
Drones in Orchard Management, Kyle Snodgrass
Federal Marketing Order- Next Steps, Mike Adams
Feral Hog Management, Josh Helcel
History and Future of Glyphosate, Monte Nesbitt
Important pecan varieties for Texas, Larry Stein
Insecticides for Pecans, Bill Ree
Managing P and K, Mike Smith
NPSA - Pecan Promotion, Chef Summit, Vickie Mabry
Nut-Feeding Insect Management, Bill Ree
Pecan disease overview, Kimberly Cochran
Pecan Marketing Order, Jen Varela
Pecan Scab - Let's Talk About Sex, Nikki Charlton
Pecan Tree Nutrition and Fertilization, Monte Nesbitt
Pecan Tree Water Requirements, Larry Stein.pdf
Rapid Development of Young Pecan Trees, Monte Nesbitt
RMA - Options for Crop Insurance, Phyllis Johnston
Rootstock Cloning Breakthrough, Jennifer Randall
US Pecan Growers Council, Randy Hudson

2015 Conference Presentations
Pecans 2020, David Lawrence
Pecans, the Forgotten Nut, Skyler Bettencourt
How to do Business with China, Jack Huang
Mini Shortcourse Foliage & Insect Management, Ree
Mini Shortcourse New Orchard Requirements Design, Nesbitt
Mini Shortcourse Nut Feeding & Insect Management, Ree
Mini Shortcourse Pecan Orchard Floor Management, Stein
Mini Shortcourse Scab Management, Nesbitt
National Pecan Shellers Assn. Update, Vickie Mabry
Overcoming the Challenges of Cotton Root Rot with a Creening Nursery, Larry Stein
The South African Pecan Industry, LJ Grauke
USDA ARS Pecan Breeding Program Progress Report, LJ Grauke
Flowering - The Tree's Perspective, Bruce Wood
Mini Shortcourse, Harvest, Grading and Marketing, McEachern
Mini Shortcourse -2015 Late Season crop and water management, Stein
Ongoing IPM Projects and Concerns, Bill Ree
Zinc Nutrition, Monte Nesbitt

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August 2018

International Symposium on Nuts and Mediterranean Climate Fruits: Advances in Breeding and New Strategies of Horticultural Management for Sustainable Production

August 12 @ 8:00 am - August 16 @ 5:00 pm

Deadline abstract submission November 20, 2017 Deadline fulltext submission May 15, 2018 Conveners Prof. Dr. Tiziano CarusoDepartment of Agricultural & Forest Science University of Palermo Viale delle Scienze, Edificio 4 ingresso H 90128 Palermo Italy(39) 09123861207tiziano.caruso@unipa.it Dr. Moshe A. FlaishmanDepartment of Fruit Trees Sciences ARO - The Volcani Center PO Box 6 50-250 Bet Dagan Israel(972)39683394(972)39683793vhmoshea@volcani.agri.gov.il Dr. Louise Ferguson2037 Wickson Hall Plant Sciences Department Mail Stop II UC Davis 1 Shields Ave. Davis CA 95616 United States of America(1) 559…

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July 2020

XII International Symposium on Plum and Prune Genetics, Breeding and Pomology

July 7, 2020 @ 8:00 am - July 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Conveners Dr. Darko JevremovicKralja Petra I 9 32000 Cacak Serbia(381)32321375(381)32321391darkoj@ftn.kg.ac.rs Email plum2020@institut-cacak.org Groups involved Commission Molecular Biology and In Vitro Culture Section Pome and Stone Fruits Workgroup Plum

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