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Harvested pecans in a bin. The bin is dark but sunlight is shining through onto the nuts.
Pecans are harvested at the Cimmaron Valley Research Station in Perkins. The upcoming pecan management course will discuss strategies to ensure a bountiful harvest. (Photo by Mitchell Alcala, OSU Agriculture)

Registration open for OSU pecan pest management workshop

Monday, February 5, 2024

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

The Oklahoma Pecan Management Program offered through Oklahoma State University Extension will host a free pecan workshop on Feb. 22 to help growers with pest management. The event will also offer producers five continuing education units for a private pesticide applicator license.

Pecan growers, OSU Extension specialists and county educators

One-day workshop covering new pest management options, current and best practices for pest control, and opportunities to receive continuing education units for a private pesticide applicator license.

Program highlights and presenters include:

  • Partnership for success: Opportunities for grower-academia partnerships in managing emerging pecan disease frontiers, Mustafa Jibrin, OSU assistant professor
  • Opportunities and challenges for microbial biopesticides in pecan weevil control, Kelly Seuhs, OSU associate Extension specialist
  • Pesticide application safety, Kevin Shelton, OSU associate Extension specialist
  • Pesticide storage and disposal, Charles Luper, OSU Extension associate
  • Sprayer tips and information, Kenton Stanley, Savage Equipment, Inc.
  • Controlling weeds in the orchard or grove, Becky Carroll, OSU senior Extension specialist

Feb. 22, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Gordon Cooper Technology Center, 1 John C Bruton Dr., Shawnee, OK 74804 

Registration is free but required. Register online. For more information, please contact Becky Carroll, OSU Extension pecan specialist, at 405-744-6139 or

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