Mississippi pecan growers can learn more about how to maintain their orchards at an April 4 workshop in Crystal Springs, Miss.

The half-day workshop begins at 9:30 a.m. at Mississippi State University’s Truck Crops Experiment Station. Lunch will be provided following the workshop.

Topics for discussion include crow control, pecan tree pruning and thinning, and how to sample and grade pecans for optimum marketing strategies.

The workshop is sponsored by MSU’s Extension Service, the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station and the Mississippi Pecan Growers Association.

The Truck Crops Experiment Station is located on Highway 51 in Crystal Springs, 25 miles south of Jackson. Take exit 68 off Interstate 55 to get there. For more information, contact David Ingram at (601) 857-2284 or by e-mail at davidi@ext.msstate.edu.