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Nut growers association to hold annual meeting

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Nevada Daily Mail

The Missouri Nut Growers Association will hold its 2013 Annual Meeting, Nut Show and Nutty Cookie Contest Feb. 1-2, at the Franklin P. Norman City/County Community Center in Nevada.

Nut growers from across the the state will compare notes on pecan, hickory, black walnut and chestnut production and hear about methods of combating drought, the spread of thousand cankers disease, a pecan DNA study and intercropping in nut orchards.

At 9 a.m., on Friday members will crack and evaluate samples of nut cultivars and get ready for the show on Saturday. This day provides time for an informal exchange of ideas between members.

On Saturday registration will begin at 9 a.m., with the business meeting starting at 9:30. Results of the cookie contest will be announced during the business meeting and entries will be available for sampling at lunch, which will be a catered meal for $7.

Afternoon sessions will include a presentation on micro-irrigation techniques, as well as, updates on activities at the University of Missouri's Horticultural and Research and Education Center.

The director of Kansas State University's pecan experimental field will also provide insights into additional crops that can be grown and harvested in nut orchards.

The meetings are open to the public.

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