The 1st ISHS Symposium on Pecans will be held in College Station, Texas, USA from July 17-20, 2013.
College Station is home to Texas A&M University, the USDA ARS Pecan Breeding & Genetics Program, and is headquarters for the Texas Pecan Growers Association, who are collectively convening the symposium. The symposium, "Pecans and Other Carya in Indigenous and Managed Systems" is scheduled immediately following the annual meeting of the Texas Pecan Growers Association in College Station, Texas, July 14-17. The Texas Pecan Growers Association is famous for the high quality of its educational programs targeted at orchard management, as well as an extensive exhibition of equipment used in pecan production.
The ISHS Pecan Symposium precedes the American Society of Horticultural Sciences meeting scheduled for July 22-25, in Palm Desert, California. We believe that many of our international colleagues will be interested in the information and exhibits of the TPGA, and may extend their stay to participate in the ASHS meetings.