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Farmers Looking For An Alternative Crop Should Attend Meeting

Last updated on Friday, March 23, 2012

(BEDFORD) - Farmers looking at putting a few acres of land into an alternative crop and would like to have the possibility of a long-rang income should attend the Pecan Tree Production meeting at the Lawrence County Purdue Extension office, at 924 16th Street, on Wednesday, March 28th, at 10 a.m.

Virgil Vaughn, own of The Vaughn Family Pecan Farm Inc., from Scottsburg, will speak at this informative session.

Vaughn has been growing Pecan trees for several years and has a large number of trees already in production. He has been working with the University of Texas, trying out new improved verities that can survive the Southern Indiana climate and produce a high quality nut.

He will be covering information on soil types suited for pecans, planting of root stock, grafting of high quality top growth, care and maintaining the crop, pest control, marketing and other questions that land owners might have.

This is an ideal crop for someone looking for a long term investment that has the potential to have a high dollar return per acre in 15 years to 20 years.

For more information contact the Lawrence County Purdue Extension Service Office at (812) 275-4623.

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