Agars earn specialty crop award

first_img Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Chuck and Linda (Borom) Agar thought they were homesteaded in New Mexico where he had a consulting company and taught at New Mexico State University but they just couldn’t get her family farm in Pike County out of their minds.“The first time I saw the farm was Christmas 1960,” Agar said. “I immediately fell in love with it. Linda and I decided that Christmas that one day we were coming back to her family farm.”The Agars bought the Borom family farm in Pike County in 1975. The farm has been in her family since 1848. Skip Print Article Published 6:15 am Thursday, November 24, 2011 Agars earn specialty crop award By Jaine Treadwell “We read all we could find about pecan orchards and began grafting and top working trees to keep the trees a top production and to obtain scab-resistant trees,” Chuck Agar said. “This is the fourth year that we’ve had drought conditions and, without moisture, the trees are weakened. Grafting can make trees more disease resistant and we also have a rigid spray program we go by to combat scab, shuck worms, aphids, case borers and other insects.”Agar fertilizes with slow-release litter from poultry houses.“Spraying and fertilizing are necessary to make a good crop,” he said.“And an irrigation system would be ideal as we continue to grow our orchard. Our goal is to have a thousand trees and we’re working toward that.” You Might Like Brenda Steed Brenda Corbitt Steed Brenda Corbitt Steed, 60, of Brundidge, passed away on November 22, 2011 in Graceville, Florida. Visitation will… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson It was nearly 15 years after the farm found its way into Agars’ hearts and lives that they began their venture into farming with pecan trees. They were soon planting a state-of-the-art pecan orchard.Today, they have 800 pecan trees and a dozen varieties on 40 acres on their farm near Ansley. Elliots and Stewarts are their top varieties and Chuck grafts the wood to improve the many of the varieties.Their efforts earned them the 2011 Pike County Farm-City Speciality Crop Award presented by the Pike County Chamber of Commerce Farm-City Committee and the Kiwanis Club. Agar thins the orchard from time to time to give the trees more room to grow.In addition their specialty crop, the Agars also have a first-class cattle operation and sell registered replacement bulls and heifers to ranchers in the area. Email the author Sponsored Content Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more