'In-Person' Conference is Back!

The 2021 APGA Conference is August 26th & 27th.

The 26th APGA conference will be held in person at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tucson - Reid Par beginning Thursday, August 26th with the 'Welcome Reception'. The conference outlines the latest pecan research, update on the latest technology, and ongoing educational credits for pecan farmers. The conference will also feature vendors specializing in different fields in the pecan industry.


Conference Schedule

Thursday, August 26th

5pm - 7pm Welcome Reception

Friday, Aug. 27th Morning

Moderator - Joshua Sherman

8:25 a.m.

Harold Payne



8:30 a.m.

National Pecan Federation
Update Shannon Ivey

8:55 a.m.

American Pecan Council
Emma Garner



9:20 a.m.

Economic Impact of Arizona Pecans
Dari Duval



Cultural Management

 9:45 a.m.

Advancements in Genetic Tools
Jennifer Randall

10:10 a.m

Grower’s Panel
Topic: Pecan Hedging and Topping

Moderator: Mike Kilby


10:30 a.m. Vendor Social/Break



11:00 a.m.

Pecan Diseases in Arizona
Alex Hu

11:25 a.m.

Aphids and Control
Larry Blackwell

11:50 a.m.

AZDA and Tree Pest
Trapping Program Update
Jack Peterson


12:10 p.m. – Lunch

Friday, Aug. 27th Afternoon

Moderator - Joshua Sherman

1:15 p.m.

Award Recognitions
Harold Payne

University of Arizona Update
Ed Martin and Ethan Orr


1:30 p.m.

State of the Climate Update
Jeremy Weiss



Cultural Management

1:30 p.m.

Managing Freeze Injury
Richard Heerema


Soil Health and Mineral Nutrition

2:20 p.m.

Pecan Rootstock Performance in High Salinity Conditions
Jim Walworth

3:00 p.m. - Adjourn

Annual Business Meeting
(Voting Members)

2021 Presenters

Double Tree Pool
Double Tree Pool 2

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Tucson – Reid Park

445 S. Alvernon Way
Tucson, Arizona 85711-4198

Rates starting at $89 + tax
Reservations may also be made or extended by calling
1-520-881-4200 or 1 858 263 8749.

APGA conference accommodations available from August 25th – 27th.

Reservations must be made by August 20, 2021.

Room availability and special rate may not be available after this date.

Hotel Accommodations Details

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tucson – Reid Park is proud to be the host hotel for the Arizona Pecan Growers Association Conference!


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tucson – Reid Park
445 S. Alvernon Way
Tucson, Arizona 85711-4198
Tel: +1-520-881-4200
Tel: +1 858 263 8749
Fax: +1-520-323-5225



  • Complimentary Wireless Internet Access 
  • Business Center 
  • Fitness Center
  • Bar and Dining Options
  • Pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Non-Smoking Rooms



  • 42″ HDTV
  • Refrigerator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Sleeps up to 4 people


To make reservation, click on the following link:
ARIZONA PECAN GROWERS Conference Accommodations
August 25th & 27th, 2021
Refer to Arizona Pecan Growers room block.

Guest Room Rate: $89.00 

Reservation Procedures:  Reservations must be made by August 20, 2021.
Room availability and special rate may not be available after this date.

Subject to availability group members may extend their stay up to 2 days prior and 1 days after the official meeting dates, at your special rate by calling our local reservations department, Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm.
Reservations may also be made by calling 1-520-881-4200 or 1 858 263 8749

If you are attempting to make your reservation after the above cut-off date call our Reservations Department at tel: 1-520-881-4200 Monday-Friday, 9 AM- 4 PM.  Guests must indicate they are with the Arizona Pecan Growers Association Conference.  Reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card or a prepayment of one night’s stay and tax 72 hours in advance. 


Cancellation Policy:  24 hours prior to the day of arrival.

Check-In Time:  3 PM

Check-Out Time:  NOON


Book Now!


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