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Pecan Grove

In 1990 the Arizona Pecan Grower’s Association was established and incorporated as a non profit organization, and since then it has been our goal to provide Arizona pecan growers  with the knowledge and resources to promote a healthy pecan growing industry in Arizona. The Arizona Pecan Grower’s Association is made up of commercial and family owned orchards throughout the State.

Mission Statement:

The Arizona Pecan Grower’s Association is dedicated to the Arizona pecan grower’s throughout the state and support every individual in the industry by offering annual educational conferences, membership benefits, and the latest scientific-based knowledge on proven methods for growing the healthy pecan nut in Arizona. This association was formed to promote and improve the advancement of the pecan industry in the State of Arizona.

Board of Directors:

Pecan Grove

Board Members:

Harold Payne

Allen Brandt
(Vice President)

Mike Harvey, Sr.
(Research Committee Chair)

Joshua Sherman
(Secretary/Education Committee Chair)

Mike Kilby 
(Treasurer/Vendor Committee Chair)

Mark Cook

Jared Allred

Honorary Board Members:

Dr. Mike Kilby

Dr. Jim Walworth

Joshua Sherman

In The News

First Detection of Pecan Bud Moth in Arizona

W. Eugene Hall, Joshua D. Sherman, Wendy Moore, Peter C. Ellsworth, Naomi Pier, University of Arizona The Pecan Bud Moth, a species of leaf roller moth, has recently been observed in southeastern Arizona pecan orchards. This is the first time growers have reported...

University of Arizona Pecan Research

2019 Arizona Pecan Growers Association Tucson, Arizona Research Updates 2019Download Chelated Zinc Application for Flood-Irrigated OrchardsJim Walworth, Josh Sherman, Cyrus SmithResearch conducted in Arizona has clearly demonstrated the efficacy of Zn-EDT A...

 Cross Pollination = Optimal Pollination

As I am writing this in April, most pecan shoots around the western pecan production regions are expanding their leaves as flowering begins. Soon, now in May, the tiny promiscuous flowers will emerge and become receptive to the pollen floating in the wind. I have...

Texas Pecan Growers Marketing Webinar: other ways to participate & contribute to the Texas Pecan Industry

Due to the continued uncertainty caused by COVID-19 and the logistical regulations involved in large gatherings, the TPGA Board of Directors and staff made the decision to cancel this year’s Fall Field Day in Brownwood, Texas that was to be held on September 2nd. TPGA...

Western Pecan Production Short Course – Postponed for Fall 2021

Three full days in the “classroom” with lectures to cover horticulture, pest control, economics, and related aspects of pecan production from start to finish, plus a full-day field trip to pecan farms. Registration includes binders with print-outs of presentation...
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