2021 Web Series Recordings

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Western Pecan Growers Association

2021 Membership Registration

WPGA membership includes educational opportunities, subscriptions to 3 pecan grower magazines, pecan advocacy in Washington D.C. through National Pecan Federation (NPF),  as well as marketing benefits from the American Pecan Council (APC) and US Pecan Growers Council (USPGC). Restrictions apply to international addresses.

Click the registration button below for your 2021 WPGA Membership. If you would like to only make a donation, please click on the donate button. Please retain your receipt for your records.

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Webinar Series

Schedule

1st Webinar - March 8, 2021 - Quarterly Webinar Educational Program – Pecan Nut Casebearer

Webinar Series Welcome and Opening

10:00AM to 10:05AM Webinar Welcome – Mr. Craig Ivey, WPGA President Tornillo, TX

10:05AM to 10:10AM Webinar Introduction – Dr. Richard Heerema, Extension Pecan Specialist Extension Plant Sciences New Mexico State University

Quarterly Webinar Educational Program – Pecan Nut Casebearer

10:10AM to 10:30AM Pecan Nut Casebearer Biology and Western Distribution – Tiffany Johnson, Program Specialist New Mexico Department of Agriculture

10:30AM to 10:50AM Pecan Nut Casebearer Trapping Procedure and Options – Jeanette Castañon, Horticulturalist Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

10:50AM to 11:10AM Principles of Pecan Nut Casebearer Timing – Larry Blackwell, Program Manager Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Weed Science New Mexico State University

Quarterly Webinar Program – Marketing, Production, and State Organization Updates

11:10AM to 11:30AM West Texas Pecan Growers Association Update – Ms. Mary Elizabeth Santos, President West Texas Pecan Growers Association

11:30AM to 11:50AM Update from the National Pecan Federation – Mr. Bob Redding, President The Redding Firm

11:50AM to 12:10PM General Member Meeting

12:10PM – Final Remarks & Adjourn

2nd Webinar - June 8, 2021 - Quarterly Webinar Educational Program – IPM and Treatments of Western Pecan Aphids

Webinar Series Welcome and Opening

10:00AM to 10:05AM Webinar Welcome – Mr. Jacob Arnold, WPGA President, Las Cruces, NM

10:05AM to 10:10AM Webinar Introduction – Dr. Richard Heerema, Extension Pecan Specialist Extension Plant Sciences New Mexico State University 

Quarterly Webinar Educational Program – IPM and Treatments of Western Pecan Aphids 

10:10AM to 10:40AM Pecan Aphids and IPM Practices – Mr. Larry Blackwell, Program Manager, New Mexico State University

10:40AM to 11:10AM Black Pecan Aphid Management – Dr. Ted Cottrell, Research Entomologist, USDA Fruit and Tree Nut Research, Byron, GA

Quarterly Webinar Program Marketing, Production, and State Organization Updates 

11:10AM to 11:30AM New Mexico Pecan Growers Update – Mr. Phillip Arnold, President New Mexico Pecan Growers

11:30AM to 11:50AM USDA Agricultural Support Programs – Mr. Orlando Flores, County Extension Agent, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – El Paso County

11:50AM to 12:10PM Marketing Order Update –  Mr. Alexander Ott, Executive Director, American Pecan Council

12:10PM – Final Remarks & Adjourn

3rd Webinar -- September 7, 2021 - Quarterly Webinar Educational Program - Orchard Weed Management

Webinar Series Welcome and Opening

10:00AM Webinar Welcome
Mr. Jacob Arnold
WPGA President, Las Cruces, NM
10:05AM Webinar Introduction
Ms. Tiffany Johnson
Program Specialist, New Mexico Department of Agriculture

Quarterly Webinar Educational Program – Orchard Weed Management

10:10AM Orchard Weeds
Dr. Leslie Beck
Extension Weed Specialist, New Mexico State University
10:30AM Orchard Floor Management
Dr. Richard Heerema
Extension Pecan Specialist, New Mexico State University
10:50AM

Let’s Talk About Drift
Mr. Steve Baca
Assistant Division Director, Pesticide Compliance New Mexico Department of Agriculture

Quarterly Webinar Program – Marketing, Production, and State Organization Updates

11:10AM Arizona Pecan Growers Association Update
Mr. Harold Payne
President, Arizona Pecan Growers Association
11:30AM US Pecan Growers Council Update
Mr. Les Daviet
President, US Pecan Growers Council
11:50AM Marketing Order Vote Update
Alex Ott
Executive Director American Pecan Council

12:10PM – Final Remarks and Adjourn

4th Webinar - November 9, 2021 - Quarterly Webinar Educational Program - Small Animal Management

To Be Announced

Webinar Series Welcome and Opening

10:00AM

Webinar Welcome

Mr. Jacob Arnold
WPGA President, Las Cruces, NM

10:05AM

Webinar Introduction

Dr. Richard Heerema, Extension Pecan Specialist
Extension Plant Sciences
New Mexico State University

Quarterly Webinar Educational Program – Small Animal Management

10:10AM

Techniques in Vertebrate Pest Management: Small Mammals 

Dr. Samuel Smallidge
Extension Specialist Extension Animal Resources 
New Mexico State University

10:30AM

Vertebrate Control from a Regulatory Perspective 

Ms. Erica Millette, Program Coordinator 
Pesticide Management
New Mexico Department of Agriculture

10:50AM

Techniques in Vertebrate Pest Management: Birds

Dr. Samuel Smallidge
Extension Specialist Extension Animal Resources
New Mexico State University

Quarterly Webinar Program – Marketing, Production, and State Organization Updates

11:10AM

Marketing, Production, and State Organization Updates

California Pecan Growers Update
Mr. Mark Hendrixson, President
California Pecan Growers Association

11:30AM

Advances in Pecan Genetics

Dr. Jennifer Randall, Professor
Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Weed Science
New Mexico State University

11:50AM

Pecan Marketing Update

TBA…

12:10PM – Final Remarks and Adjourn

Important things to know about the WPGA Webinar Series

  • There is a maximum of 300 participants allowed on the Zoom Call for the Webinar Series. Participation will be determined on a first come basis.
  • Registration and CEU certification for the webinar will only be offered to constituents with a 2021 WPGA Membership registration.
  • The invitation for the webinar series will be sent out to the email(s) provided on the provided registration only.
  • The invitation to the webinar will have a link to the Webinar Zoom call. Once the link has been opened, the invitation will then be tied to the device it was opened on and can no longer be opened on any other device.
  • If you will be attending the webinar for CEU credit, you will need to fill out an online survey to provide your pesticide license credentials. You must be logged onto your own device to fill out the form and receive CEU credit.