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Growing Pecan Trees in the Mid-South Seminar

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1050 Dry Fork Rd

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Bethpage, 37022

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A seminar for the backyard grower and the commercial grower

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This seminar is provided by Rock Bridge Trees in cooperation with the University of Tennessee Extension Service in Sumner County.

Who: Speakers from three states will discuss the basics of pecan culture in the Mid-South and farther north. Speakers list to be announced soon.

  • Mr. Doug Chapman: Doug Chapman was born and raised in Cottondale, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. He planted my first pecan trees around 1978 and started learning to graft and bud. He attended Auburn University in 1986 and worked a variety of jobs which included custom pecan propagator. He received a BS (with Honor) in Horticulture in 1989 and a MS in in Horticulture in 1992. He works for the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service since 1992 and currently resides in Athens, AL.
  • Mr. David Hughes: The owner of Rock Bridge Trees / Trees For Bees. Born and raised in Middle Tennessee. 20+ years experience raising and selling produce to restaurants in Nashville. Started the nursery in 2010 to raise Northern Pecan trees, got distracted and now grows a lot of other stuff too. My experience with some of the finest chefs in the country have led me to be an adventuresome grower.
  • Mr. Virgil Vaughn: Virgil Vaughn has been growing pecan trees for 35 years. The past 23 years as a cooperator with the USDA Agriculture Research Service pecan breeding program, College Station, Texas. Pecan cultivars from the breeding program are tested at the Vaughn farm to find cultivars suitable for commercial pecan nut production in northern United states. Many of the cultivars now in production at the Vaughn farm have been released by the USDA, are not patented and can be freely propagated.

What: Information will apply to both the backyard grower and the commercial grower.

When: Saturday March 14, 2020, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM with lunch provided by The Gambling Stick.

Where: Dry Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1050 Dry Fork Rd, Bethpage TN 37022. In the afternoon, a visit to Rock Bridge Trees Nursery just 1 mile up the road to 199 Dry Fork Creek Rd, Bethpage, TN 37022.

Why: An opportunity to hear from and ask questions to successful growers from the region.

How: Learn to select the right varieties and how to care for them for optimal pecan production.

Contact us at Rock Bridge Trees

199 Dry Fork Creek Road, Bethpage TN

Phone: 615-841-3664

Email: rockbridgetrees@gmail.com

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