The Oklahoma Pecan Management Program provides Oklahoma pecan growers and interested
others access to information pertinent to Oklahoma pecans. This includes OSU fact
sheets, publications, news, courses, videos and links to other materials pertaining
to orchard establishment, management, pest control and youth activities. Real-time
pecan management recommendations are offered in accordance with local weather through
the statewide automated weather-monitoring network, Oklahoma Mesonet.
Native pecans growing wild in Oklahoma are generally well adapted to the area in which
they grow. The most limiting factor for native production is normally overcrowding.
Improved cultivars may have other management needs including pesticide applications,
crop load management as well as increased fertilizer and irrigation needs. Selecting
cultivars most adapted to the various regions in Oklahoma will help provide a successful
Pecan Management Courses
The purpose of the course is to provide an in-depth experience for current and prospective
pecan growers and others, which includes classroom instruction and field practical
exercises on pecan management throughout the growing season.
Over 700 pecan growers and OCES County Extension Educators have completed the Oklahoma
Pecan Management Course since it originated in 1997. The classes are held monthly
from March through October except in June. Students consist of present or prospective
Students receive instruction on total orchard management programs for native and improved
variety pecan cultivars and pest management programs are covered in depth. Emphasis
is placed on utilization and management tools available on the internet.
The Leon Bailey Family, Oklahoma State University Pecan Management, Okfuskee County Extension, and the Oklahoma Pecan Growers Association are hosting a Native Pecan Field Day on October 12 from 2:30-6 p.m.