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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, JAN. 23, 2014

CONTACT:

Dexter Hill, pecan marketing specialist
NCDA&CS Marketing Division

252-933-3145, dexter.hill@ncagr.gov

Laurie Wood, administrative assistant
N.C. Pecan Growers Association
910-385-4570, ncpecan@gmail.com

N.C. Pecan Growers Association
to hold annual workshop, orchard tour Feb. 15

RALEIGH — The N.C. Pecan Growers Association will hold its annual educational workshop and orchard tour Feb. 15 at Lu Mil Vineyard, located off N.C. Highway 87 in Dublin.

The meeting is open to pecan growers and those interested in learning more about pecan production in the state. Topics will include planting, production issues, tree spacing, and insect and disease management. The event also will include a tour and demonstrations at a nearby orchard.

Registration fee is $20 and includes lunch. Registration begins at 8 a.m. To pre-register or for more information, contact Laurie Wood with the N.C. Pecan Growers Association at 910-385-4570 or ncpecan@gmail.com.

North Carolina is home to about 2,000 acres of pecans orchards that produce between 3 million and 5 million pounds of pecans annually. To learn more about pecans and find local pecan growers, go to www.ncpecans.org.

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NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division, Brian Long, Director
Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3001; FAX: (919) 733-5047

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