Two photos side by side show the before and after a freeze of secondary buds on a pecan tree.

Exploring Pecan Secondary Buds as a Spring Freeze Crop Recovery Method

In recent communications with pecan growers, a prevalent concern has emerged regarding the susceptibility of pecan crops to spring freeze events. Spring freeze, when opening flowers are exposed to freezing temperatures resulting in the failure to bear fruit, poses a significant threat to pecan production in nearly all pecan-producing states. Spring freezes occur approximately three...

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