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Becky Carroll

Becky Carroll, Associate Extension Specialist, Fruit Crops and Pecans

Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
358 Agricultural Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078

Office Location: 546 Agricultural Hall
Phone: 405-744-6139
Fax: 405-744-9709
becky.carroll@okstate.edu

Education

BS:   Horticulture, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma (1986)

100% Extension Appointment

Her mission is to identify and address educational needs of the pecan, grape, and fruit industries in Oklahoma. Becky coordinates and teaches the highly successful Pecan and Grape Management Courses each year for novice and experienced growers. These extension courses offer classroom and in the field opportunities for growers to learn the management requirements of pecans and grapes from dormancy to harvest. She delivers pecan and fruit crop information relating to both consumer and commercial fruit production systems.  Becky provides support for county extension educators programming through fact sheets, current reports, workshop opportunities as well as Master Gardener training.  Becky works closely with both the Oklahoma Pecan Growers’ Association and Oklahoma Grape Industries Council to assist with workshop and field day planning and implementation. For more information -  Oklahoma Pecan Management and Oklahoma Viticulture & Enology webpages are available.

Professional Experience:

  • October 2018 to present:  Associate Extension Specialist, Oklahoma State University
  • February 1988- September 2018:  Senior Agriculturist, Oklahoma State University

Committee and Service Work

  • 2018 – ANR Extension Horticulture Working Group
  • 2018 – Midwest Fruit Worker’s Meeting Group
  • 2018 – CEU/Online Class Horticulture & Landscape Architecture committee member
  • 2018- 2013  - Oklahoma Vineyard Management Certificate Program coordinator

Organizations

  • 2018-1988 – Oklahoma Pecan Growers’ Association member
  • 2018 – 2014 Oklahoma Pecan Growers’ Association advisor
  • 2018 – Oklahoma Grape Industries Council member
  • 2018-2017 – Oklahoma Fruit & Vegetable Association board member

Awards and Recognition:

  • 2017 - Herman Hinrichs Pecan Citation Award – Oklahoma Pecan Growers’ Association
  • 2016 - Distinguished Service Award Finalist – Oklahoma State University Staff Advisory Council
  • 2007 - Outstanding Staff Award – Horticulture & Landscape Architecture Department
  • 2000 - Herman Hinrichs Pecan Citation Award – Oklahoma Pecan Growers’ Association

Fact Sheets/Extension Publications (selected)

Carroll, B. 2018 Extension Agents’ Handbook of Insect, Plant Disease, and Weed Control, E-832. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service. Weed Control for Small Fruits

Carroll, B. 2018 Extension Agents’ Handbook of Insect, Plant Disease, and Weed Control, E-832. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service. Weed Control for Tree Fruits and Nut Crops

Hillock, D., L. Brandenberger, B. Carroll, D. Elmore, K. Jarman, C. Luper, D. Martin, J. Olson, E. Rebek, T. Royer, J. Shrefler, J. Vogel, and H. Zhang. 2016. E-1034 Master Gardener’s Manual, 389 pages.

Carroll, B. J. Lee. 2016. Managing Pecans in the Home Landscape. Okla. Coop. Ext. Serv. HLA-6260.

Hillock, D., B. Carroll, K. Woodburn. 2016. Blueberry Production for the Home Garden. Okla. Coop. Ext. Serv. HLA-6248. Revised.

Carroll, B. 2016. Growing Grapes in the Home Garden. Okla. Coop. Ext. Serv. HLA-6246. Revised.

Carroll, B. 2016. Use of Legumes in Pecan Orchards. Okla. Coop. Ext. Serv. HLA-6250. Revised.

Carroll, B. 2016. Training Pecan Trees. Okla. Coop. Ext. Serv. HLA-6245. Revised.

Smith, M.W. and B.L. Carroll. 2016. Weed control in pecans, peaches and apples. O.S.U. Current Report 6242. Revised.

Carroll, B. 2016. Weed control in Small Fruit Crops. O.S.U. Current Report 6243. Revised.

Carroll, B. 2016. Rootstocks for Grape Production. Okla. Coop. Ext. Serv. HLA-6253. Revised.

Carroll, B. 2016. Pear Production in Oklahoma. Okla. Coop. Ext. Serv. HLA-6257. Revised.

Carroll, B. 2016. Growing Muscadine grapes in Oklahoma. Okla. Coop. Ext. Serv. HLA-6254. Revised.

Carroll, B., S. Mitchell. 2015. Did you know you can grow your own tree…from a pecan? Okla. Coop. Ext. Serv. 4-H-HPS-613.

Hillock, D., B. Carroll, K. Woodburn. 2015. Blackberry and Raspberry Culture for the Home Garden. Okla. Coop. Ext. Serv. HLA-6215. Revised.

Carroll, B., M.W. Smith, W. Reid. 2015. Pecan Crop Load Management. Okla. Coop. Ext. Serv. HLA-6251. Revised.

Carroll, B. 2015. Improving Native Pecan Groves. Okla. Coop. Ext. Serv. HLA-6208. Revised.

Carroll, B. 2015. Propagation of Fruit and Nuts by Seed. Okla. Coop. Ext. Serv. HLA-6211. Revised.

Carroll, B. 2015. Annual Pruning of Fruit Trees. Okla. Coop. Ext. Serv. HLA-6228. Revised.

Carroll, B. 2014. Splice and Tongue Grafting Pecans. Okla. Coop. Ext. Serv. HLA-6205. Revised.

Carroll, B. 2014. Commercial Blueberry Production in Oklahoma. Okla. Coop. Ext. Serv. HLA-6255. Revised.

Carroll, B. 2014. Commercial Blackberry Production. Okla. Coop. Ext. Serv. HLA-6239. Revised.

Carroll, B. 2014. Growing Elderberries in Oklahoma. Okla. Coop. Ext. Serv. HLA-6256. Revised.

Carroll, B. 2014. Propagating Fruit Trees by Budding. Okla. Coop. Ext. Serv. HLA-6227. Revised.

Carroll, B. 2014. Patch Budding Pecans. Okla. Coop. Ext. Serv. HLA-6206. Revised.

Carroll, B. 2014. Four-Flap Grafting of Pecans. Okla. Coop. Ext. Serv. HLA-6230. Revised.

Carroll, B. 2014. Collecting and Storing Pecan Propagation Wood. Okla. Coop. Ext. Serv. HLA-6217. Revised.

Carroll, B. 2014. Apple and Peach Varieties for Oklahoma. Okla. Coop. Ext. Serv. HLA-6210. Revised.

Carroll, B. 2014. Bark Grafting Pecans. Okla. Coop. Ext. Serv. HLA-6204. Revised.

Carroll, B. 2014. Starting Pecan Trees. Okla. Coop. Ext. Serv. HLA-6207. Revised.

Smith, M.W. and B.L. Carroll. 2014. Weed control in pecans, peaches and apples. O.S.U. Current Report 6242. Revised.

Carroll, B. 2014. Weed control in Small Fruit Crops. O.S.U. Current Report 6243. Revised.

Carroll, B., M.W. Smith. 2014. Pecan Varieties in Oklahoma. Okla. Coop. Ext. Serv. HLA-6201. Revised.

Carroll, B., M.W. Smith. 2014. Fertilizing Pecan and Fruit Trees. Okla. Coop. Ext. Serv. HLA-6256. Revised.

Carroll, B. 2013. Planting and Early Care of the Peach Orchard. Okla. Coop. Ext. Serv. HLA-6244. Revised.

Carroll, B. 2013. A Calendar for Pecan Growers. Okla. Coop. Ext. Serv. HLA-6200. Revised

Carroll, B. 2013. Growing muscadine grapes in Oklahoma. Okla. Coop. Ext. Serv. HLA-6254. Revised.

Carroll, B. 2013. Rootstocks for Grape Production. Okla. Coop. Ext. Serv. HLA-6253. Revised.

Carroll, B. 2013. Pear Production in Oklahoma. Okla. Coop. Ext. Serv. HLA-6257. Revised.

Stafne, E.T. and B.L. Carroll. 2007. Growing muscadine grapes in Oklahoma. Okla. Coop. Ext. Serv. HLA-6254.

Stafne, E.T. and B.L. Carroll. 2006. Pear Production in Oklahoma. Okla. Coop. Ext. Serv. HLA-6257.

Stafne, E.T. and B.L. Carroll. 2006. Growing Elderberries in Oklahoma. Okla. Coop. Ext. Serv. HLA-6256.

Stafne, E.T. and B.L. Carroll. 2006. Rootstocks for Grape Production. Okla. Coop. Ext. Serv. HLA-6253.

Carroll, B.L., M. Smith. 2006. Establishing a Pecan Orchard. Okla. Coop. Ext. Serv. HLA-6247.

Smith, M.W., B.S. Cheary, and B.L. Carroll. 2005. Size of vegetation free area affects non-bearing pecan tree growth. Pecan Grower 17(2):10-11.

Smith, M.W. and B.L. Carroll. 2004. Weed control in pecans, peaches and apples – 2004. O.S.U. Current Report 6242.

Smith, M. W., B. S. Cheary, and B. L. Carroll. 2002. Fescue sod suppresses young pecan tree growth. Pecan Grower 14(2):6-8.

Smith, M.W., B.L. Carroll and B.C. Cheary. 2000. Mulch improves pecan tree growth during orchard establishment. Pecan Grower 12 (2):40-43.

Smith, M.W., B.S. Cheary and B.L. Carroll. 1999. Growth characteristics of selected pecan rootstocks prior to grafting. Pecan Grower 10:3-6.

Smith, M.W., B.S. Cheary, and B.L. Carroll. 1996. Improving pecan germination. Pecan Grower 8(3):7-9.

Carroll, B., M.W. Smith and B.D. McCraw. 1994. Establishing a pecan orchard. O.S.U. Extension Facts F-6247.

Carroll, B. and M.W. Smith. 1993. Weed control in pecans, apples and peaches. O.S.U. Current Report 6242.

Smith, M.W. and B. Carroll. 1993. Pecan varieties for Oklahoma. O.S.U. Extension Facts 6201.