Arizona Pecan Growers Association annual conference and Membership renewal 2018.


Arizona Pecan Growers Association

24th Annual Conference will be on September 5th & 6th, 2019.

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

Refer to Arizona Pecan Growers room block.

Rates starting at $89 + tax

Reservations may also be made by calling

(877)-777-4212 or (520)-342-3012.


Reservations must be made by August 20, 2019.

Room availability and special rate may not be available after this date.


Download Hotel Reservation Flyer!







Registration Deadline

August 3, 2019 at 12:00am MST



If you are a new vendor who would like to participate in the Arizona Pecan Grower's Association Conference, please feel free to email us with your questions and concerns along with contact information to Attention: Vendor registration inquiry. For all other vendors  simply register by completing the registration form.








Registration Deadline

August 3, 2019 at 12:00am MST



After the deadline, registration will resume at the conference with a $50 increase.



Thursday 5th


Come join us for the Reception & Social on Thursday the 5th 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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Friday 6th




This years lineup will be announced soon!

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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!