Arizona Pecan Growers Association annual conference and Membership renewal 2018.


Arizona Pecan Growers Association

 23rd Annual Conference August 23-24, 2018.

Hosted at

Desert Diamond Casino & Hotel

7350 S. Nogales Highway

 Tucson AZ, 85756

1(866) 332-9467

To make reservation, click on the following link:

ARIZONA PECAN GROWERS Conference Accommodations


Friday 24th



7:30 – 8:20 a.m. – Registration


Morning Session


Moderator – Jim Walworth


8:25 a.m. – Welcome – Harold Payne




8:30 a.m.

American Pecan Council

Bruce Caris and Alexander Ott

(American Pecan Council Member

& Executive Director)




9:00 a.m.

Affects of Southwest Weather Patterns

Paul Brown

(University of Arizona)


9:25 a.m.

Vivipary in Pecan

Humberto Nunez

(INIFAP - Mexico)


9:50 a.m.

 Pecan Rootstocks

Richard Heerema

(New Mexico State University)


10:15 a.m.


Herbicides - 2018

Bill McCloskey

(University of Arizona)




11:00 a.m. – Pecan Weevil The Hidden Menace

Carol Sutherland

(New Mexico State University)


11:25 a.m. –The Black Aphid

Ted Cottrell

(USDA-Agriculture Research Service)


11:50 a.m. – AZ Pecan Tree

Pests Update

John Caravetta

(Arizona Department of Agriculture)




12:10 p.m. – Lunch Break


Afternoon Session


Moderator –Vern Johnson


1:15 p.m. - APGA Business Meeting




1:30 p.m. – Cotton Root Rot:

The Southwest Killer

Joshua Sherman (University of Arizona)


1:55 p.m. – Pecan Rootstocks and

Cotton Root Rot Tolerance

Mark Black (Texas A&M University - Emeritus)


Mineral Nutrition/Soil Health


2:20 p.m. – Increasing Soil Value

Joseph Blankinship (University of Arizona)


2:45 p.m. – The Role of Chelated Nutrients in Pecan Management

Jim Walworth (University of Arizona)


3:10 p.m. - Adjourn

Have a Safe Trip Home!


Thursday 23


Come join us for the Reception & Social on Thursday the 23rd at 5:30pm. This year the social will be held at the Desert Diamond Casino & Hotel's lobby. Taco and pasta bar will be featured, along with a cash drink bar. Casual attire is appropriate.


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Thursday 23

 This year's conference will be held atDesert Diamond Casino & Hotel7350 S. Nogales Highway Tucson AZ, 85756 1(866) 332-9467 To make reservation, click on the following link:ARIZONA PECAN GROWERS Conference AccommodationsAugust 22-24, 2018Refer to Arizona Pecan Growers room block.Rates starting at $89 + taxReservations may also be made by calling(877)-777-4212 or (520)-342-3012. Reservations must be made by August 3, 2018.Room availability and special rate may not be available after this date. Download Hotel Reservation Flyer!  Venue: 

Arizona Pecan Growers Association Inc.

P.O. Box 7

Sahuarita, AZ 85629

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