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Brown County to Host Pecan Tour

Brown County will host a Texas Cooperative Extension multi-county pecan tour on Sept. 26.

The day will start with registration at 9:30 a.m. at the Brownwood Pecan Field Station at 701 CC Woodson Road in Brownwood. The tour will last from 10 a.m. until noon. Two Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will be offered.

"This has been an interesting year for pecan management," said Scott Anderson, Extension agent in Brown County. "All the rain we've been having has been great, but it has sure created some interesting challenges for our area's pecan growers.

"During the tour, we will see some definite differences in pecan varieties and in the susceptibility of varieties to pecan scab disease, one of our worst wet-weather-related problems."

Tommy Thompson, pecan specialist at the field station, will be the program speaker.

The program is sponsored by Extension offices in Brown, Mills and San Saba counties.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information contact Anderson at 325-646-0386.

e-mail: [email protected]

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