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Young pecan nuts that are still green on the tree
Pecan growers expecting high yields this fall can benefit from the management practice of crop thinning. (Photo by OSU Agriculture)

Pecan growers invited to free crop thinning demo

Monday, July 10, 2023

Media Contact: Gail Ellis | Editorial Communications Coordinator | 405-744-9152 |

The Oklahoma Pecan Management Program will host two pecan crop thinning demonstrations to help growers improve the quality of this year’s harvest and next season’s return crop.

Demonstrations will be held July 27, 4-5:30 p.m. in Madill, and August 8, 4-5:30 p.m. in Perkins.

“The high yields we’re expecting this fall can benefit from pecan thinning,” said Becky Carroll, OSU Extension fruit and pecan specialist. “Many growers are hesitant to thin their crops, but demonstrating the process may give them more confidence to effectively manage their orchards.”

Growers will learn the benefits, proper timing and equipment needed for pecan crop load management. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in pecan crop load assessment and the thinning process in the orchard. Each demonstration will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

The event is free, and participants are encouraged to bring a lawn chair. For more information, contact Carroll at or 405-744-6139.

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